If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents - Evans, Dwight L.; Andrews, Linda Wasmer
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Among other topics, the book addresses the biochemical roots of adolescent mood disorders, the ongoing debate over psychiatric medications for young people, and practical strategies for helping a teen cope at home and at school. It concludes on a hopeful note, by reviewing the latest scientific evidence on methods of stopping mood disorders before they start or minimizing the risk of recurrence. A growing body of research now shows that early diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder may reduce the severity of these diseases, both now and in the future. Including red flags to…mehr

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Among other topics, the book addresses the biochemical roots of adolescent mood disorders, the ongoing debate over psychiatric medications for young people, and practical strategies for helping a teen cope at home and at school. It concludes on a hopeful note, by reviewing the latest scientific evidence on methods of stopping mood disorders before they start or minimizing the risk of recurrence. A growing body of research now shows that early diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder may reduce the severity of these diseases, both now and in the future. Including red flags to look out for and warnings on the dangers of doing nothing, this book will provide the information and tools parents need to help adolescents achieve the best possible outcome.
Focusing on how parents and other adults can help afflicted teens, this guide offers essential information on diagnosis, treatment options, and warning signs to provide the tools needed to help adolescents achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Produktdetails
  • Adolescent Mental Health Initi
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 208
  • Erscheinungstermin: August 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 211mm x 143mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 286g
  • ISBN-13: 9780195182101
  • ISBN-10: 0195182103
  • Artikelnr.: 22356667
Autorenporträt
Dwight L. Evans, M.D. is Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He was chair of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative's formal Commission on Depression and Bipolar Disorder, a blue ribbon panel of leading authorities convened in 2003 to assess the current research on these disorders. Dr. Evans has received numerous awards including The Beck Award for excellence in suicidology and the Mood Disorders Research Award. Linda Wasmer Andrews is a freelance science writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the author of nine books, including Emotional Intelligence, and a regular contributor to Self magazine.