Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442221451
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Deborah Serani, PsyD, is a go-to media expert on a variety of psychological issues. Her interviews can be found in ABC News, Newsday, Women’s Health & Fitness, The Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She is a ShareCare Expert for Dr. Oz, writes for Psychology Today, helms the Ask the Therapist column for Esperanza Magazine and has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A licensed psychologist in practice over twenty years, Serani is also an adjunct professor at Adelphi University and author of the award-winning book Living with Depression (Rowman & Littlefield).

Table of Contents

1: Understanding Child Development
2: Defining Depression in Childhood
3: Diagnosing Pediatric Depression
4: Treatments for Pediatric Depression
5: Holistic Approaches to Depression
6: Self-Harm and Suicide
7: My Child is Diagnosed, Now What?
8: Tips for Parenting Your Depressed Child
9: 20 Depression Myths Every Parent Should Know
10: Planning for the Future
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

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Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
hsb424 More than 1 year ago
This book is the most valuable resource I have ever read, specifically addressing depression in all stages of a child's growth and development. My 11 year old daughter has been living with depression for over 5 years. This book addressed every question and every fear I had in helping  her deal with the disease and provided me with hope for the first time. During my daughter's hospitalization I emailed the author out of desperation to find the right after care. She responded and gave me great advice and tools to help me in my search. This is an amazing book written by an amazing, compassionate and caring person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an exceptional read!!  Having been a depressed child, I can truly relate to the subjects and detailed information that Dr. Serani writes so brilliantly.  Not only does Dr. Serani share her professional experiences but her personal one as well and for me, that is what makes this book amazing. Depression in children has been so unrecognized in the past and even so in today's world, but Dr. Serani shares the symptoms as well as diagnosis and finally the many forms of treatment available for your child.  This book was so real to me, it was like I saw myself as a little child again. I also saw hope whereas when I was a child I felt helpless. Dr. Serani gives you, the parents, the hope and help you can give to your child. I would urge people to read this book as well as Dr. Serani's first book, " Living with Depression". Both are easy reads with so much great informative and REAL information.  Dr. Serani has helped me understand so much more about this mental illness then I ever thought possible.  I applaude Dr. Serani and her brilliantly written work! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that discusses and outlines pediatric depression, self-harm, suicide, and the strategies a parent/adult can use to support and guide his/her adolescent child during this difficult time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an exceptional book.  Written with the reader in mind, it is easy to understand and helped me relate to my daughter's depression.  Dr. Serani is a great author and I look forward t her next book.. Her first two were home run's in my book ! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this because my child struggles with depression. This is a must read book not just for parents who want to learn about depression in children, but would for teachers too. The author covers the usual things, like symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - but goes further to cover holistic treatments too. The tough subjects of self harm and suicide get a chapter each, which is really helpful. What really makes this meaningful read is that the author shares her own experiences with depression personally and professionally.  I felt like I got a true take on depression. Not a sanitized or clinical view of this illness. I'll be getting Serani's first book too.