Issues in Clinical Child Psychology

Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents

Editors: Reynolds, William M., Johnston, Hugh F. (Eds.)

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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

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • The Nature and Study of Depression in Children and Adolescents

    Reynolds, William M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents

    Poznanski, Elva O. (et al.)

    Pages 19-39

  • Adolescent Bipolar Disorder

    Carlson, Gabrielle A.

    Pages 41-60

  • The Validity of the Diagnosis of Major Depression in Childhood and Adolescence

    Nurcombe, Barry

    Pages 61-77

  • Dynamic and Interpersonal Theories of Depression

    Bemporad, Jules R.

    Pages 81-95

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents
Editors
  • William M. Reynolds
  • Hugh F. Johnston
Series Title
Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-1510-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-1510-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44742-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-1512-2
Series ISSN
1574-0471
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 620
Topics