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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Saisha Gupta, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book first provides information about depressive disorders, then the techniques that both parents and teens can use to help with depression (LEAP approach).
Purpose: The purpose is to improve understanding of depression in teenagers and ways to help treat it. It provides useful tips to parents and teens.
Audience: This book is of particular interest to parents, teenagers, and mental health workers. It is a great resource to offer parents.
Features: After providing information about depressive disorders, the book goes on to explain the LEAP approach and how parents and teens may use it. It also delves into family dynamics, medications, and school-related issues. At the end of most chapters are key points and very useful summaries.
Assessment: This book is a good tool for helping parents and teens with depression. It looks at depression from a comprehensive perspective, including families, schools, the teens, and medications.