Introduction. Part I: Clinical Manifestations of Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Clinical manifestations and developmental psychopathology of depression. Epidemiology and etiology of depressive disorders. Neurobiology of depression. Chronobiology of seasonal mood disorders. Relationship between depression and suicidal behavior. Part II: Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment of Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Standardized approaches to clinical assessment of depression. Dynamic psychotherapy of depression. Group therapy of depression. Cognitive therapy of depression. Pharmacological treatment of major depression. Inpatient treatment of depression. Part III: Bipolar Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Bipolar disorders: natural history, genetic studies, and follow-up. Bipolar disorders: clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Index.
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