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Treatments for adolescent depression : theory and practice /
editor, Cecilia Essau.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009.
description
xii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0199226504 (pbk.), 9780199226504 (pbk.)
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009.
isbn
0199226504 (pbk.)
9780199226504 (pbk.)
catalogue key
6857058
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This authoritative book advances the study of adolescent depression and is a definitive must-have for mental health professionals and graduate students interested in this dynamic field. No other resource is as up to date and relevant as this one, which will no doubt be the benchmark for future studies and the advancement of the field.
"This authoritative book advances the study of adolescent depression and is a definitive must-have text for mental health professionals and graduate students interested in this dynamic and emerging field. The editor has done a remarkable job of selecting premier experts in the field to write about topics that are vital to our understanding of the seriousness of depression, which is one of the most common health problems in adolescents. No other resource is as up to date and relevant as this one, which will no doubt be the benchmark for future studies and the advancement of the field."-- Doody's
"This authoritative book advances the study of adolescent depression and is a definitive must-have text for mental health professionals and graduate students interested in this dynamic and emerging field. The editor has done a remarkable job of selecting premier experts in the field to write about topics that are vital to our understanding of the seriousness of depression, which is one of the most common health problems in adolescents. No other resource is as up to date and relevant as this one, which will no doubt be the benchmark for future studies and the advancement of the field."-- Doody's "...this volume is quite satisfying, and psychologists are likely to find much to like. It is refreshing to read a resource that discusses psychosocial causes and treatments on par with biological theories and medical approaches. The multidisciplinary team of authors strikes a welcome balance that clearly sends the message that both treatment approaches have their place. The multicultural background is an added plus that allows readers to learn about a variety of approaches used around the world."-- PsycCRITIQUES
"This authoritative book advances the study of adolescent depression and is a definitive must-have text for mental health professionals and graduate students interested in this dynamic and emerging field. The editor has done a remarkable job of selecting premier experts in the field to write about topics that are vital to our understanding of the seriousness of depression, which is one of the most common health problems in adolescents. No other resource is as up to date and relevant as this one, which will no doubt be the benchmark for future studies and the advancement of the field."--Doody's "...this volume is quite satisfying, and psychologists are likely to find much to like. It is refreshing to read a resource that discusses psychosocial causes and treatments on par with biological theories and medical approaches. The multidisciplinary team of authors strikes a welcome balance that clearly sends the message that both treatment approaches have their place. The multicultural background is an added plus that allows readers to learn about a variety of approaches used around the world."--PsycCRITIQUES
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Summaries
Long Description
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in adolescence. Up to 20% of adolescents suffer from depression at some point in their lives. As well as being a chronic disorder, associated with significant and persistent impairment in everyday life, there is also a strong association between depression and suicidal behavior, making depression a significant burden for both the individual, and society as a whole. In response to a growing awareness of this problem,various prevention and intervention programs have been developed. In addition, a large number of studies have examined the effectiveness of these interventions for depression. This timely, comprehensive, and authoritative volume brings together an eminent group of international experts to provide an overview of the major evidence-based treatments for depression in adolescents. This volume is divided into five sections. The first section presents an introduction to the field of adolescent depression, including classification, epidemiology, comorbidity, course, and risk of depression in adolescents. Sections two to four focus on various psychological andpharmacological interventions for adolescent depression, from various theoretical orientations. Each of the chapters in these sections begins with a description of the theoretical background of the respective intervention programs, the therapeutic goals and methods, and the way in which the interventions aredelivered. In addition, studies that examined the effectiveness and their mechanisms of action are also presented and discussed. Section 5 examines the progress and unresolved issues in the treatment of adolescent depression, providing some recommendations for future studies in this field.The book will be valuable for advanced students, researchers, and clinicians in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, paediatrics, and counselling.
Main Description
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in adolescence. Up to 20% of adolescents suffer from depression at some point in their lives. As well as being a chronic disorder, associated with significant and persistent impairment in everyday life, there is also a strongassociation between depression and suicidal behavior, making depression a significant burden for both the individual, and society as a whole. In response to a growing awareness of this problem, various prevention and intervention programs have been developed. In addition, a large number of studieshave examined the effectiveness of these interventions for depression. This timely, comprehensive, and authoritative volume brings together an eminent group of international experts to provide an overview of the major evidence-based treatments for depression in adolescents. This volume is divided into five sections. The first section presents an introduction to thefield of adolescent depression, including classification, epidemiology, comorbidity, course, and risk of depression in adolescents. Sections two to four focus on various psychological and pharmacological interventions for adolescent depression, from various theoretical orientations. Each of thechapters in these sections begins with a description of the theoretical background of the respective intervention programs, the therapeutic goals and methods, and the way in which the interventions are delivered. In addition, studies that examined the effectiveness and their mechanisms of action arealso presented and discussed. Section 5 examines the progress and unresolved issues in the treatment of adolescent depression, providing some recommendations for future studies in this field.The book will be valuable for advanced students, researchers, and clinicians in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, paediatrics, and counselling.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
List of contributorsp. xi
General issues
Epidemiology, comorbidity, and course of adolescent depressionp. 3
Risk and vulnerability in adolescent depressionp. 27
Empirically supported treatments for adolescent depressionp. 57
Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Challenges in school-based, universal approaches to the prevention of depression in adolescentsp. 83
Primary and secondary control enhancement training (PASCET): Applying the deployment-focused model of treatment development and testingp. 97
Resourceful adolescent program: A prevention and early intervention program for teenage depressionp. 123
Improving care for depression: Integrating evidence-based depression treatment within primary care servicesp. 159
Family interventions
Family-based approaches to the prevention of depression in at-risk children and youthp. 177
Attachment-based family therapy for depressed adolescentsp. 215
Other forms of treatment
Pharmacotherapyp. 241
Interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescentsp. 261
'Working Things Out'-a therapeutic resource for professionals working with young peoplep. 283
Epilogue
Progress and unresolved issues in the treatment of adolescent depressionp. 313
Indexp. 321
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