Adolescent Depression: A Guide For Parents by Francis Mark MondimoreAdolescent Depression: A Guide For Parents by Francis Mark Mondimore

Adolescent Depression: A Guide For Parents

byFrancis Mark Mondimore, Patrick Kelly

Paperback | October 20, 2015

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In Adolescent Depression, psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD, explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond "moodiness." Depression is in fact an illness—one that can be effectively treated. The authors describe the many forms of depression and the many symptoms of depression in young people—from sadness to irritability, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, and violent rages.

Incorporating the latest research from the field of adolescent psychiatry, this comprehensive and compassionate guide answers questions that many parents have, including

· What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers? · How is depression diagnosed?· What is the difference between depression and bipolar disorder, and which does my child have? · How can I find the best mental health professional team for my child? · What kinds of counseling and psychotherapy are available? · Are medications safe, and how does a doctor choose a medication for my child?· What can I do if my adolescent is using alcohol, crystal meth, marijuana, or other substances?· How do autism and Asperger’s syndrome, eating disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, ADHD, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder interact with depression? · What should I do if I sense that my child is in danger? · With all of this going on, how can I take care of myself?

Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, is a psychiatrist on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Patrick Kelly, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist on the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Lo...
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Title:Adolescent Depression: A Guide For ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.96 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421417901

ISBN - 13:9781421417905

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As I prepared this brief review, I found myself advising families to obtain their own copy of Dr. Mondimore's well-written, clear, and valuable book.