Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Tina P. SchwartzDepression: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Tina P. Schwartz

Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide

byTina P. Schwartz

Hardcover | October 16, 2014

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Serious depression afflicts over two million teenagers each year in the United States alone, and it can often be difficult for teens to recognize, cope with, and get help for their depression. This book helps teens and young adults learn how to deal with this often debilitating affliction. Throughout, teens share their personal stories of living with depression and other mood disorders, and describe what treatment was successful for them and what was not, and how they are coping today. Aimed to support teens and young adults who might otherwise feel helpless and hopeless about their situation, this book is a valuable resource that will benefit not only the teen dealing with depression, but their family and friends, as well.
Tina P. Schwartz is a freelance author who has written and taught numerous programs on writing and getting published for teens. She is the author of Organ Transplants: A Survival Guide for the Entire Family: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2005) and Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2010).
Title:Depression: The Ultimate Teen GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 10.35 × 7.37 × 0.68 inPublished:October 16, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810883872

ISBN - 13:9780810883871


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsDisclaimerIntroductionChapter 1: Warning Signs and SymptomsChapter 2: External (or Situational) Triggers of Your DepressionChapter 3: Internal (or Biochemical) Triggers of Your Depression Chapter 4: Other Mood Disorders (Depression-Related Illnesses)Chapter 5: Unhealthy Coping MechanismsChapter 6: Relationships and How to preserve them with DepressionChapter 7: Siblings of those with DepressionChapter 8: When a Parent Has DepressionChapter 9: How Various Subgroups Deal with DepressionChapter 10: Caregivers: How They Can Seek Help for Themselves Chapter 11: Healthy Coping MechanismsChapter 12: Success Stories: Young adults who battle depression successfullyRecommended Reading GlossaryResources IndexAbout the Author

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What is depression? What are the symptoms? Who 'gets' it? Can it be cured? Schwartz, herself a sufferer, begins by answering the first two questions. From this general definition and overview, she follows with a more detailed discussion of the types of depression and other mood disorders. She then discusses coping mechanisms (unhealthy and healthy), approaches to controlling depression, and places and organizations that offer help. Writing directly to teens and young adults in second person, she attempts to engage with their questions and concerns. . . .Chapter notes are thorough and extensive.