Depression in Children and Adolescents

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Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993 - Medical - 254 pages
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Depression in children and adolescents can be a chronic, debilitating condition with major impact on family, social and intrapsychic life. Early detection facilitates early treatment, a key to preserving a child's continued growth and development. The presentation of depression can be complicated by co-morbid diagnoses, psychosocial stressors within the family, developmental differences and medical illnesses. This volume seeks to disentangle some threads, weave others together, and to generally span the current research in etiology, biology, phenomenology, and treatment of depression in children and adolescents.
Harold Koplewicz chief of Adult and Child Psychiatry, Schneider Children' Hospital, Long Island Jewish Memorial Center, New Hyde Park, New York, USA, and Emily Klass, Adolescent Depression Service, Staff House, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Schneider children's Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, USA

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Cognitive and Behavioral Theories of Depression
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Family Studies of Affective Disorders
33
A Systems Perspective
45
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