Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents / Edition 1

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents / Edition 1

by Laura H. Mufson, Donna Moreau, Myrna M. Weissman, Gerald L. Klerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898626862

ISBN-13: 9780898626865

Pub. Date: 05/21/1993

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Depression is always a serious disorder. It is especially troubling when it affects adolescents: It can impair a teenager's ability to function at school, with family members, and with friends during the life stage when establishing and maintaining relationships are of paramount importance. Adolescent depression can result in lifelong emotional, social, and…  See more details below

Overview


Depression is always a serious disorder. It is especially troubling when it affects adolescents: It can impair a teenager's ability to function at school, with family members, and with friends during the life stage when establishing and maintaining relationships are of paramount importance. Adolescent depression can result in lifelong emotional, social, and interpersonal difficulties or even suicidal behavior. While the management of depression is often a major component in the practice of mental health treatments with adolescents, until now no treatment method has focused primarily on interpersonal relationships.

Breaking new ground in the literature on the subject, this volume is the first to present a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A). Proven effective in managing adult depression, IPT was recently modified into a time-limited (12-week-long) program designed for younger outpatients experiencing nonpsychotic, nonbipolar depression. To improve the patient's overall social networks, the IPT-A program involves the affected teenager as well as his or her parents. The treatment focuses on the problem areas of grief, interpersonal role disputes, role transitions, interpersonal deficits, and on single-parent families.

The volume reviews the epidemiology, assessment, and diagnosis of depression in children and adolescents, and then guides the reader through each phase of treatment. Strategies, goals, and implementation methods are covered for each individual session; clinical vignettes and therapist scripts throughout offer clear illustrations of the techniques discussed. Final chapters cover the special issues clinicians are confronted with when working with adolescent patients, including refusal to go to school, sexual activity, aggressive behavior, sexual abuse, and life in a non-nuclear family. Also discussed are day-to-day clinical issues such as how to handle missed appointments and parental interference.

With depression rates soaring among younger members of the population, this text could not be more timely. The practical, effective treatment program detailed in this volume will be invaluable to all mental health professionals who work with adolescents. It is also an important addition to courses on adolescent psychiatry, psychology, and social work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898626865
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/21/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

IOverview
1The Origins and Development of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression3
2Nature of Depression in Adolescents20
3Current Treatments for Adolescent Depression36
IIApplication of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents
4The Initial Phase: Assessment and Diagnosis of Depression51
5The Interpersonal Context of Depression67
6Setting the Treatment Contract75
7The Middle Phase83
8Grief90
9Interpersonal Role Disputes101
10Interpersonal Role Transitions115
11Interpersonal Deficits128
12Single-Parent Families137
13Termination Phase150
IIISpecial Issues in Treating Adolescents
14Special Clinical Situations161
15Issues in the Therapist-Patient Relationship170
16Crisis Management175
17Use of Antidepressant Medication in Conjunction with IPT-A182
18The Future Direction of IPT-A188
References195
Index213

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