Although research on the diagnosis and treatment of depression in children and adolescents has lagged far behind that in adults, recent large-scale studies -- armed with operationalized criteria and validated assessment instruments -- have done much to close this gap. In The Many Faces of Depression in Children and Adolescents, Drs. Shaffer and Waslick lead a distinguished group of contributors in presenting an overview of the key findings and concepts emerging from recent empirical efforts to understand the cause of depressive illness in youth. Featured are the following: Ã Current findings regarding the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of depression in childhood and adolescenceÃ Results of major clinical trials evaluating outpatient psychotherapeutic interventions for depressed and suicidal children and adolescents (e.g., cognitive-behavior therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed children and adolescents; dialectical behavior therapy for suicidal youth)Ã State-of-the-art principles of pharmacotherapy for acute, continuation, and maintenance treatment phases of major depressive disorder in children and adolescentsÃ Dilemmas and challenges related to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in childrenÃ Current knowledge regarding the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of -- and the etiological risk factors for -- suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and completed suicideÃ Developments in the emerging field of youth suicide prevention An invaluable compendium of current thought on a disorder whose potential consequences can be nothing short of devastating, this volume belongs on the bookshelf of every clinician who treats children and adolescents.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 13 mm
[T]his deceptively short book offers a wealth of information.... We highly recommend this book as useful reading for both seasoned and trainee psychiatrists. * Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic *
Drs. Shaffer and Waslick are leading experts in the fields of child and adolescent mood disorders and suicide research. Their succinct book provides a useful synthesis and conceptualization of different aspects of child and adolescent depression... The book's streamlined, practical approach would be helpful to busy healthcare professionals who provide psychiatric care to children and adolescents, particularly child psychiatrists and child psychiatry trainees, as well as general psychiatrists. * Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology *