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The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression [NOOK Book]

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Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug experimentation, and even cutting, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. The Disappearing Girl, the first book on depression in teenage girls, helps parents understand:
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The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression

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Overview

Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug experimentation, and even cutting, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. The Disappearing Girl, the first book on depression in teenage girls, helps parents understand:
• Why silence reflects a girl’s desperate wish for inclusion, not isolation
• Subtle differences between teen angst and problem behavior
• Vulnerabilities in dating, friendships, school, and families
• How, if untreated, girls will carry feelings of helplessness, anger, and depression into adulthood

Dr. Machoian also offers conversation topics to help girls navigate mixed messages, develop their identity, make healthy decisions, and build resilience that will empower them throughout life, as well as helping parents manage their own frustration.
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What People Are Saying

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“This is a hopeful book—for parents, teachers, therapists, and also for girls.”
—Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice

“This insightful and important book is a must read for all those relating to girls.”
—Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440626975
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,151,916
  • File size: 315 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Machoian, Ed.D., taught in Harvard’s Department of Human Development and Psychology and was alsthe director of their Gender Studies Concentration. She has worked for more than twenty years with teenage girls, and her articles have appeared in many publications. She now devotes her time to lecturing, consulting, and conducting workshops for parents, teens, and professionals. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: A Thousand Faces xi
Chapter 1 Entering Dangerous Territory 1
Chapter 2 Hurricane Watch 19
Chapter 3 Who Am I? 38
Chapter 4 I Must Be Doing Something Wrong 62
Chapter 5 Risking Love 90
Chapter 6 When Actions Speak Louder Than Words 111
Chapter 7 The Spiral Begins 132
Chapter 8 Olivia: The Disappearing Girl 150
Chapter 9 Grace: A Story of Hope 166
Chapter 10 Between Angst and Depression 177
Chapter 11 A Shining Light 202
Chapter 12 Girls' Wisdom 207
Endnotes 217
Bibliography 227
Index 235
About the Author 245
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  • Posted August 25, 2010

    Insight on teenage girls' depression

    This book is very helpful for understanding how to tell if your pre-teen or teenage daughter is depressed, and what to do about it. The author insists we should listen to our inner voice; our gut feeling that something isn't right with our daughter. She gives tips on preventing depression also. I found it very helpful. I was concerned about my twelve year old, and this book helped me understand things she might be going through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Its the depressed teen from before

    I forgot to mention that music helps to for example when i am trying to decide on something that will impact me greatly like right now i listen to "you found me" by the fray.or when im sad i listen to "big girls dont cry" by fergie when i have to go somewhere soi at least seem happy to my dad.But when i want to remember my mom who died when i was 8 i listen to "sissys song" by alan jackson then i sleep for awhile.i might eat if my dad wants m too but wha it all boils down to is music.Evanescence,Black veil brides,the fray,green day,asking alexandria,Carrie Underwood,ect.I vent through music so i can avoid the possibility of self harming.I sing and write.Im workin on my first long novel "Fate can be changed,even if you're a demon".So to any teens reading this listen to any type of music you want,dress how you want,write or draw.Throw away that comforting razo you might have.Flush the pills,step away from the edge,talk to someone.have started helping people and so far ive saved over 200 people just by talking to them.All of them i met online and i still am careful but those who are who they say they are,are all good friends.So just know that its notworth it.It may not seem like it but it gets better.Im still waiting for it to happen to me.I mean just a few hours ago i was sobbing and angry and i wanted to crawl into a hole and never come out.So take it from someone who c imagine how you feel. :)

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