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The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Depression : An Authoritative Handbook on Identifying Symptoms, Choosing Treatments, and Raising a Happy - Rebecca Rutledge

The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Depression

An Authoritative Handbook on Identifying Symptoms, Choosing Treatments, and Raising a Happy

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Published: 18th December 2008
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With The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Depression, you can ensure that your child receives the right support and treatment. In this reassuring, practical handbook, Drs. Rebecca Rutledge and Thomas Bannister offer the professional advice you need to determine: * If your child is at risk * How and when to get professional help * The best treatment options * Benefits and side effects of medication * What you and your family can do to help

Rutledge, an expert psychologist, and Bannister, a clinical psychiatrist, are both known for their work with depressed children and adolescents. With their help, you'll understand why your child is unhappy-and what you can do about it.

>Rebecca Rutledge, Ph.D., B.C.F.E., B.C.F.M. , is a board-certified psychologist who specializes in family therapy and individual therapy for children and adolescents. An experienced court-appointed psychologist, she writes columns for Your Health, Memphis Women's Journal, and the Shelby Sun Times.

Thomas Bannister, M.D., has operated and owned his own private and consultative psychiatric practice for more than ten years. He is the former attending physician of psychiatry at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore.

1. Getting a handle on childhood depression -- Do kids really get depressed? -- Prevalence in children and teens -- Theories of depression -- What is depression exactly? -- Childhood versus teenage depression -- Behavioral symptoms -- Emotional symptoms -- 2. Causes of depression -- Genetics -- Brain chemistry -- Physical illness -- The family environment -- Loss -- Television and other influences -- Stressful life events -- 3. Predictors of depression -- Family history -- Loss -- Sleep and appetite -- Behavior -- Comments -- Helplessness -- Self-esteem -- 4. Is my child depressed? -- A look at the depressed child -- Keep a calendar -- Glean information from school, family, and friends -- Get the diagnosis right -- Using depression questionnaires -- Psychotic depression -- Get a physical exam.

ISBN: 9781605502618
ISBN-10: 1605502618
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 18th December 2008
Publisher: F+W Media