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DetailsPlus advice from parents themselves.While coping with teenage moodiness can be difficult under any circumstances, it can be especially challenging if a teenager has a serious mood disorder. This concise, readable book is the definitive guide to understanding and getting effective help for adolescents with depression or bipolar disorder, designed for parents and other adults in contact with afflicted teens.It combines the most current scientific expertise available today--including the newest treatments and medications and the latest research findings on mood disorders--with no-nonsense, hands-on advice from parents who have faced these disorders in their own children.Among other topics, the book addressesthe biochemical roots of adolescent mood disorders,the ongoing debate over psychiatric medications for young people, andpractical strategies for helping a teen cope at home and at school.It concludes on a hopeful note, by reviewing the latest scientific evidence on methods of stopping mood disorders before they start or minimizing the risk of recurrence. A growing body of research now shows that early diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder may reduce the severity of these diseases, both now and in the future.Including red flags to look out for and warnings on the dangers of doing nothing, this book will provide the information and tools parents need to help adolescents achieve the best possible outcome.ABOUT THE AUTHORS:DWIGHT L EVANS, M.D. is Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He was chair of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative's formal Commission on Depression and Bipolar Disorder, a blue ribbon panel of leading authorities convened in 2003 to assess the current research on these disorders. Dr. Evans has received numerous awards including The Beck Award for excellence in suicidology and the Mood Disorders Research Award.LINDA WASMER ANDREWS is a freelance science writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the author of nine books, including Emotional Intelligence, and a regular contributor to Self magazine.
SKU Code PRK B 4648 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780195182101 Author Name DWIGHT L EVANS, LINDA WASMER ANDREWS Publisher Name Oxford University Press