Living with Depression

Overview

Most experts agree that depression is caused by a combination of brain chemistry, family history, distorted thinking, and a person's environment. Depression affects as many as one in eight teens, yet many young people with depression do not get the help they need. With medication and therapy, depression can be successfully treated and managed.

Living with Depression examines this illness and provides teens with the information they need to understand it. The book addresses how ...

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Overview

Most experts agree that depression is caused by a combination of brain chemistry, family history, distorted thinking, and a person's environment. Depression affects as many as one in eight teens, yet many young people with depression do not get the help they need. With medication and therapy, depression can be successfully treated and managed.

Living with Depression examines this illness and provides teens with the information they need to understand it. The book addresses how to recognize depression, obtain a diagnosis, recover from the condition, pay for care, and how to help yourself, friends, or family members who may be depressed. Lists of suggested reading and resources guide readers' further research. This accessible book is the ideal one-stop guide for those living with depression, whether in themselves or a loved one.

The Teen's Guides series examines issues that affect teens; provides a comprehensive discussion of common health and social problems, remedies, and coping skills; and lists practical resources for further information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816075621
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Series: Teen's Guides Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,224,162
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What Is Depression? 1

2 What Is Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)? 9

3 Is It "the Blues" or Depression? 19

4 Getting a Diagnosis: Where to Turn 27

5 Treatment: Psychotherapy 41

6 Treatment: Antidepressants 51

7 Helping Yourself with Depression 81

8 Breaking the Cycle: Depression and Other Issues 97

9 Coping with Depression: Helping Out a Friend 111

10 Paying for Care 123

11 In the Future 129

Appendix 1 Associations and Resources Related to Depression 135

Appendix 2 Drug Company Patient Assistance Programs 165

Glossary 171

Read More About It 183

Index 191

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