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Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents : Issues in Clinical Child Psychology - William M. Reynolds

Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents

Issues in Clinical Child Psychology

By: William M. Reynolds (Editor), Hugh F. Johnston (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1994
ISBN: 9780306447426
Number Of Pages: 620

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Anyone who has ever been close to a seriously depressed child has undoubtedly been affected by the youngster's vulnerability, misery, and pain. Indeed, it is much like caring for a child who is in physical pain. For the child in the depths of depression, no activity is fun, nothing can be enjoyed, and no one can provide enough consolation or comfort. At times, the youngster may cry or whimper. There may be fits of defiance or rage and sometimes withdrawal into a numb, sullen silence. A child in this state tries the patience of parents and siblings. Remedies of every sort are tried, including gifts, punishments, bribes, lectures, pleading, and a host of others. Such efforts occasionally provide temporary relief, but more often they seem to make matters worse. Commonly, there is an emotional wall of anger and frustration between a depressed child and other fumily members that may inevitably lead to further isolation and withdrawal. If too much time passes without their being helped, many depressed children and adolescents come to believe that suicide offers the only real relief for their pain. Currently, there is a Depression Awareness Week that includes free screening at participating health and mental health settings around the United States and is designed to identify depression in adults, suggesting that society's awareness of depression and psychiatric disorders is focused to a large extent on adults.

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`The editors should be commeneded for inviting and coordinating the efforts of such distinguished figures in the field; nearly every major name in the field is present...every professional interesed in the mental health of children...will be eager to acquire this book.' Contemporary Psychology `A useful compilation of diverse perspectives and findings on a topic that has only recently begun to attract attention and study that it merits. Clinicians, researchers, and teachers are likely to find in it both familiar territory as well as opportunities for exploration of new topics.' Child & Family Behavior Therapy

The Nature and Study of Depression in Children and Adolescentsp. 3
Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescentsp. 19
Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: Phenomenology and Treatment Implicationsp. 41
The Validity of the Diagnosis of Major Depression in Childhood and Adolescencep. 61
Dynamic and Interpersonal Theories of Depressionp. 81
Cognitive and Behavioral Correlates of Childhood Depression: A Developmental Perspectivep. 97
A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on Depression in Children and Adolescentsp. 123
Neurobiological Aspects of Depression in Children and Adolescentsp. 143
Classification and Diagnostic Criteria of Depression in Children and Adolescentsp. 169
Evaluation of Depression in Children and Adolescents Using Diagnostic Clinical Interviewsp. 183
Assessment of Depression in Children and Adolescents by Self-Report Questionnairesp. 209
Assessment of Depression in Children and Adolescents by Parents, Teachers, and Peersp. 235
Informant Variability in the Assessment of Childhood Depressionp. 249
Psychological Treatment Approaches for Depression in Childrenp. 275
Psychological Approaches to the Treatment of Depression in Adolescentsp. 309
Family Therapy for Depression in Young Peoplep. 345
Pharmacotherapy for Depression in Children and Adolescentsp. 365
Depression in Infantsp. 401
Depression in Medically Ill Youngstersp. 427
Depression in Special Education Populationsp. 445
Children of Parents with Affective Disorders: Empirical Findings and Clinical Implicationsp. 463
Maltreatment and Childhood Depressionp. 481
Psychosocial Stress and Child and Adolescent Depression: Can We Be More Specific?p. 509
Suicide and Suicidal Behaviors in Children and Adolescentsp. 525
Comorbidity of Depression in Children and Adolescentsp. 581
Indexp. 603
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ISBN: 9780306447426
ISBN-10: 0306447428
Series: Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 30th November 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 3.14