Treating Child and Adolescent Depression

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This book is a practical and authoritative guide to diagnosis and treatment of child and adolescent depression in various clinical settings, health care systems, and cultures. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based precepts for treatment. The contributors address current controversies surrounding the potential risks of medications in children and discuss other biological treatments and psychotherapies. Key take-home points are listed at the end of each chapter. Flow charts and tables summarize treatment recommendations, and tables summarize evidence of effectiveness and quality of evidence. Also included are lists of other resources for clinicians, patients, and families.
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Reviewer: Iram Qazi, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is an up-to date review of the different modalities available to clinicians for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents.
Purpose: The authors strive to provide evidence-based, up-to-date information on the treatment of children and adolescents and provide input on how to implement a variety of interventions in a multiple clinical settings. The field of child psychiatry is always changing and updated information and useful clinical strategies are a welcome addition to this learning process. The challenge is met head on by the authors.
Audience: The authors target clinicians, including those in primary care, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, and other areas of mental health. However, the book could appeal to an even larger audience of medical students and even families who want to learn about the process of treatment of their children for depression. The authors are able to present the information in a simple and succinct manner.
Features: The book addresses general aspects/etiology of depressive illness in children, management of the illness (pharmacologically and psychologically, family therapy, school involvement, etc.), and problems of treating depression in special groups (e.g. cross-culturally). Multiple beautifully executed, useful charts are found throughout the book. Unique to this book is its coverage of the problems of treating special groups, such as developmentally disabled children and minorities.
Assessment: This book is enjoyable and informative at the same time, a difficult balance that is not easy to achieve. It provides the information in a user-friendly manner and is comprehensive in its coverage compared to other books on child and adolescent depression. This is a very useful addition to a practicing clinician's collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781795692
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Depression in Children and Adolescents
Joseph M. Rey and Philip Hazell

Depression: Causes and Risk Factors
Daniel J. Pilowsky

Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Depression
Carlo G. Carandang and Andrés Martin


Introduction to Treating Depression in Children and Adolescents
Joseph M. Rey and Boris Birmaher

Engaging, Involving, Educating, and Supporting Patients, Families, and Schools During Treatment
Sally N. Merry and Elizabeth McCauley

How to Use Medication to Manage Depression
Graham J. Emslie, Rongrong Tao, Paul Croarkin, and Taryn L. Mayes

Using Other Biological Treatments: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and Light Therapy
Garry Walter and Neera Ghaziuddin

How to Use CBT for Youth Depression: A Guide to Implementation
David A. Langer, Angela Chiu, and Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow

How to Use Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)
Laura Mufson, Helena Verdeli, Kathleen F. Clougherty, and Karen A. Shoum

Using Family Therapy
Leonard Woods

Dynamic Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Depression in Youth
Rachel Z. Ritvo

How to Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments
Joseph M. Rey

Managing Acute Depressive Episodes: Putting It Together in Practice
Raphael Kelvin, Paul Wilkinson, and Ian M. Goodyer

Preventing, Detecting, and Managing Side Effects of Medication
Stanley Kutcher, Ainslie McDougall, and Andrea Murphy

Managing Crises and Emergencies in the Course of Treatment
Ava T. Albrecht

Treatment Resistant Depression
Boris Birmaher and David Brent

Managing Young People with Depression and Comorbid Conditions
Maryann Hetrick, Kirti Saxena, and Carroll W. Hughes

Managing Adolescents with Comorbid Depression and Substance Abuse
Benjamin I. Goldstein

Managing Adolescent Depression in Primary Care
Amy Cheung and Rachel Zuckerbrot

Prevention of Depression and Early Intervention with Sub-Clinical Depression
Judy Garber


Treating Depression in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Physical Illness
Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo and John V. Campo

Treating Depression in the Developmentally Disabled: Intellectual Disability and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Bruce Tonge, Michael Gordon, and Glenn Melvin

Depression in Immigrant and Minority Children and Youth
Andres J. Pumariega, Eugenio Rothe, and Kenneth Rogers

Childhood Depression: International Views and Treatment Practices
F. Neslihan Inal-Emiroglu and Rasim Somer Diler

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