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Children and Depression

Help Me, I'm Sad
Help Me, I'm Sad:
Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression
       

An reassuring guide with expert advice for parents on a condition that affects nearly two million children and adolescents

by David G. Fassler
Lynne S. Dumas

Paperback

224 Pages

Pub
Oct 1998

       

Until the early 1980s, there was no official diagnosis for depression in children. But children can, and do, become depressed. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health now estimates that 2.5 million youngsters under eighteen have experienced clinical depression.

Moreover, research shows that such childhood depression is highly predictive of adult problems.

"Help Me, I'm Sad" explains how parents can play a vital role in helping a child overcome, and often prevent, depression and:

  • How to tell if your child is at risk
  • How to spot symptoms
  • Impact on the family
  • Teen suicide
  • Finding the right diagnosis, therapist, and treatment
  • And what you can do to help.
  • How to avoid depression by building a child's emotional adaptability.

For parents who have--or suspect they may have--depressed children, here is practical, easy-to-understand information from a compassionate and trustworthy source.

       

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