Home » Many Faces of Depression in Children and Adolescents, The. Review of Psychiatry, Volume 21. by David Shaffer
Many Faces of Depression in Children and Adolescents, The. Review of Psychiatry, Volume 21. David Shaffer

Many Faces of Depression in Children and Adolescents, The. Review of Psychiatry, Volume 21.

David Shaffer

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781281765284
ebook
192 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Although research on the diagnosis and treatment of depression in children and adolescents has lagged far behind that in adults, recent large-scale studies-armed with operationalized criteria and validated assessment instruments-have done much toMoreAlthough research on the diagnosis and treatment of depression in children and adolescents has lagged far behind that in adults, recent large-scale studies-armed with operationalized criteria and validated assessment instruments-have done much to close this gap. In The Many Faces of Depression in Children and Adolescents, Drs. Shaffer and Waslick lead a distinguished group of contributors in presenting an overview of the key findings and concepts emerging from recent empirical efforts to understand the cause of depressive illness in youth. Topics addressed include dilemmas and challenges related to the diagnosis of unipolar and bipolar affective illness in childhood and adolescence- research evidence for the effectiveness of a range of psychotherapeutic interventions and pharmacotherapeutic treatments in depressed youth- current principles of medication management for acute, continuation, and maintenance treatment phases of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents- and developments in the emerging field of youth suicide prevention. Throughout, the contributors also offer strategies for optimizing interventions and outcomes in this population. An invaluable compendium of current thought on a disorder whose potential consequences can be nothing short of devastating, this volume belongs on the bookshelf of every clinician who treats children and adolescents.