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My Kind of Sad: What It's Like to Be Young and Depressed
     

My Kind of Sad: What It's Like to Be Young and Depressed

by Kate Scowen
 

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A guide to depression and its treatment for kids 13 and up with topics such as mood vs. mood disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, self-mutilation, etc. Includes quotes from teen sufferers and an afterword by a youth psychiatrist.

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A guide to depression and its treatment for kids 13 and up with topics such as mood vs. mood disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, self-mutilation, etc. Includes quotes from teen sufferers and an afterword by a youth psychiatrist.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Karen Jensen
Scowen presents an informative, straightforward look at one of adolescence's greatest afflictions. In an easy-to-read format, the book discusses the history of depression, adolescence and depression, and treatment options. Scowen's focus is on understanding the difference between simply being sad and suffering from depression. Topics such as bipolar disorder, self-mutilation, anorexia, and suicide are also discussed. As each subject is detailed, a handy check-it-out feature lets readers know that additional resources can be found at the end of the book. Scowen also makes a repeated point of letting readers know that any thoughts or talk of suicide are serious and "you must find someone to talk to now." There is also discussion of alternative therapies and how diet can affect mood. Scowen's book is well-written, easy to read and use, and quite informative. Quotes and case histories of teens help put different facts into perspective. The information will be helpful for reports, for teens struggling with depression, or for the friends or family of teens struggling with depression. Scowen has worked with youth for more than fifteen years in various programs and Marshall Korenblum, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Toronto's Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for Children, contributes to the work in both the treatment and resource section and ensures the clinical accuracy of the text. It is highly recommended for school and public libraries.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up
Scowen offers an in-depth look at what depression is and how it affects young people. She differentiates between normal mood shifts and signs of serious trouble. Bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and suicidal feelings are also discussed. An extensive chapter on treatment options includes information on medications. Parents will want to use this book as a starting point for more detailed discussion. There is a lot of material here, such as the use of medication and different forms of therapy as treatment options (especially the mention of electroconvulsive therapy) that young people might not understand or could interpret incorrectly without the input of a knowledgeable adult. Cartoon illustrations lighten up an extremely serious topic.
—Kristen M. ToddCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Booklist
A chatty, informative, up-to-date resource on a disturbing subject... Teens won't find a quick fix here, just realistic advice.
— Hazel Rochman
About.com: Special Needs Children
It's depressing to think that kids need a book on depression, but there are plenty of statistics to show that it's so. Whether you're concerned about your child, or you child is concerned about a friend, this accessible little volume may be just the thing to get a conversation going.
Booklist - Hazel Rochman
A chatty, informative, up-to-date resource on a disturbing subject... Teens won't find a quick fix here, just realistic advice -- especially about seeking help.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554513147
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
03/04/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,216,660
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Kate Scowen has worked with youth for over 15 years in both residential and community-based programs, including the Toronto Children's Aid Society. Kate works in Toronto as a consultant and writer.

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