Treatments for Adolescent Depression: Theory and Practice

Paperback | July 6, 2009

EditorCecilia Essau

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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in adolescence. Up to 20% of adolescents suffer from depression at some point in their lives. As well as being a chronic disorder, associated with significant and persistent impairment in everyday life, there is also a strongassociation between depression and suicidal behavior, making depression a significant burden for both the individual, and society as a whole. In response to a growing awareness of this problem, various prevention and intervention programs have been developed. In addition, a large number of studieshave examined the effectiveness of these interventions for depression. This timely, comprehensive, and authoritative volume brings together an eminent group of international experts to provide an overview of the major evidence-based treatments for depression in adolescents. This volume is divided into five sections. The first section presents an introduction to thefield of adolescent depression, including classification, epidemiology, comorbidity, course, and risk of depression in adolescents. Sections two to four focus on various psychological and pharmacological interventions for adolescent depression, from various theoretical orientations. Each of thechapters in these sections begins with a description of the theoretical background of the respective intervention programs, the therapeutic goals and methods, and the way in which the interventions are delivered. In addition, studies that examined the effectiveness and their mechanisms of action arealso presented and discussed. Section 5 examines the progress and unresolved issues in the treatment of adolescent depression, providing some recommendations for future studies in this field.The book will be valuable for advanced students, researchers, and clinicians in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, paediatrics, and counselling.

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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in adolescence. Up to 20% of adolescents suffer from depression at some point in their lives. As well as being a chronic disorder, associated with significant and persistent impairment in everyday life, there is also a strongassociation between depression and suicidal behavio...

Cecilia A. Essau obtained her undergraduate and MA degrees in Psychology from Lakehead University (Canada), her PhD from the University of Konstanz (Germany), and her post-doctoral degree (professorial qualification in Germany) from the University of Bremen (Germany). She held numerous academic positions in Canadian, Austrian, and Ger...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.02 inPublished:July 6, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199226504

ISBN - 13:9780199226504

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Part I - General Issues1. Cecilia A Essau and Weining C Chang: Epidemiology, comorbidity and course of adolescent deepression2. Elizabeth P Hayden, Pamela M Seeds, and David J A Dozois: Risk and vulnerability in adolescent depression3. Thomas H Ollendick and Matthew A Jarrett: Empirically-supported treatments for adolescent depressionPart II - Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy4. Susan H Spence: Challenges in school-based, universal approaches to the prevention of depression in adolescents5. Sarah Kate Bearman and John R Weisz: Primary and secondary control enhancement raining (PASCET): applying the deployment-focused model of treatment development and testing6. Ian Shochet and Rebecca Hoge: Resourceful adolescent program: a prevention and early intervention program for teenage depression7. Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, James McKowen and Lisa H Jaycox: Improving care for depression: integrating evidence based depression treatment within primary care servicesPart III - Family Interventions8. Catherine Lee and Veronica Asgary: Family-based approaches to the prevention of depression in at risk children and youth9. Guy S Diamond, Susanne A Levy, Pravin Israel and Gary M Diamond: Attachment-based family therpy for depressed adolescentsPart IV - Other Forms of Treatment10. Dara J Sakolsky and Boris Birmaher: Pharmacotherapy11. Laura Mufson and Jami Young: Interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents12. Carol Fitzpatrick, Eileen Brosnan and John Sharry: 'Working things out' - a therapeutic resource for professionals working with young peoplePart V - Epilogue13. Cecilia A Essau: Progress and unresolved issues in the treatment of adolescent depression