Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents

Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents

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Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents by John R. Z. Abela

This timely, authoritative volume provides an integrative review of current knowledge on child and adolescent depression, covering everything from epidemiology and neurobiology to evidence-based treatment and prevention. From foremost scientist-practitioners, the book is organized within a developmental psychopathology framework that elucidates the factors that put certain children at risk and what can be done to help. Proven intervention models are discussed in step-by-step detail, with coverage of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and pharmacological approaches, among others. Special topics include sex differences in depression, understanding and managing suicidality, and the intergenerational transmission of depression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593855826
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 529
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

About the Author

John R. Z. Abela, PhD, was Professor of Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, until his death in 2010. Previously he was a faculty member in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at McGill University and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic at Montreal Children's Hospital. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Abela was a two-time recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, among many other awards.
Benjamin L. Hankin, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver. Previously he was on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Hankin is a developmental psychopathologist interested in vulnerability and stress models to depression. His work has been recognized with awards including, most recently, the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology.


Table of Contents

I. Introduction and Epidemiology of Depression

1. Depression in Children and Adolescents: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention, John R. Z. Abela and Benjamin L. Hankin

2. Epidemiology of Depression in Children and Adolescents, Shelli Avenevoli, Erin Knight, Ronald C. Kessler, and Kathleen Ries Merikangas

II. Etiology of Depression

3. Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective, John R. Z. Abela and Benjamin L. Hankin

4. A Developmental Perspective on Interpersonal Theories of Youth Depression, Karen D. Rudolph, Megan Flynn, and Jamie L. Abaied

5. Biological Vulnerability to Depression, Amélie Nantel-Vivier and Robert O. Pihl

6. New Behavioral Genetic Approaches to Depression in Childhood and Adolescence, Jennifer Y. F. Lau and Thalia C. Eley

7. Emotion Regulation and Risk for Depression, C. Emily Durbin and Daphna M. Shafir

III. Treatment of Depression

8. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Depression during Childhood and Adolescence, Mark A. Reinecke and Golda S. Ginsburg

9. Psychopharmacological Treatment of Depression in Children and Adolescents, Eric Fombonne and Suzanne Zinck

10. Treatment of Childhood Depression: The ACTION Treatment Program, Kevin D. Stark, Jennifer Hargrave, Brooke Hersh, Michelle Greenberg, Jenny Herren, and Melissa Fisher

11. Positive Psychotherapy for Young Adults and Children, Tayyab Rashid and Afroze Anjum

12. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Treatment and Prevention of Adolescent Depression, Jami F. Young and Laura Mufson

IV. Prevention of Depression

13. Preventing Depression in Early Adolescence: The Penn Resiliency Program, Jane E. Gillham, Steven M. Brunwasser, and Derek R. Freres

14. Integrating Individual and Whole-School Change Approaches in the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents, Susan H. Spence

15. Positive Youth Development Programs: An Alternative Approach to the Prevention of Depression in Children and Adolescents, Chad McWhinnie, John R. Z. Abela, Nora Hilmy, and Ilyan Ferrer

V. Special Populations

16. Sex Differences in Child and Adolescent Depression: A Developmental Psychopathological Approach, Benjamin L. Hankin, Emily Wetter, and Catherine Cheely

17. Children of Depressed Mothers: Implications for the Etiology, Treatment, and Prevention of Depression in Children and Adolescents, Sherryl H. Goodman and Erin Tully

18. Suicidal Behavior in Youth, Kimberly A. Van Orden, Tracy K. Witte, Edward A. Selby, Theodore W. Bender, and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.

19. Child Abuse and Neglect and the Development of Depression in Children and Adolescents, Kate L. Harkness and Margaret N. Lumley


Practitioners and researchers in child and adolescent clinical psychology, developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical social work, school psychology, and related fields. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

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