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Description - Coping with Depression in Young People by Carol Fitzpatrick

Depressive disorders, while common among teenagers, are also responsible for dramatic changes in behaviour. Knowing how to deal with a teen in emotional turmoil is a daunting task for any parent. Offering parents sensible advice on distinguishing between ordinary adolescent ups and downs and depression, this title is a practical guide to fully understanding depression in adolescents and successfuly negotiating this emotionally trying time. With information on special concerns parents may have, including self-harm, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide, this is a useful reference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470857557
ISBN-10: 0470857552
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 143mm x 12mm)
Pages: 158
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carol Fitzpatrick

Professor Carol Fitzpatrick is Professor of Child Psychiatry at University College Dublin and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Mater Hospital and The Children s Hospital, Temple Street, in Dublin. She is author of many research papers about mental health in young people and has a particular interest in depression and self harm in young people. Dr John Sharry is Principal Social Worker at the Mater Hospital and is a Director of The Brief Therapy Group in Dublin. He is the author of four self help books for parents, including Parent Power: Bringing up Responsible Children and Teenagers (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) and When Parents Separate: Helping Children Cope (Veritas, 2001). He is also the author of three psychotherapy books: Solution focused Groupwork (Sage, 2001), Becoming a Solution Detective: A strengths based Guide to Brief Therapy (BT Press, 2001) and the forthcoming Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families (Sage, 2004). Both authors are experienced clinicians who have worked with many young people and their families coping with depression. They are joint authors of The Parents Plus Programmes, video based courses for parents coping with a variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties in their children and teenagers, which are widely used in the UK and Ireland. See