Childhood and Adolescent Depression



A Parent's Guide to Childhood and Adolescent Depression

If your child had a change in mood or behavior, or is so sad or irritable that it prevents him or her from functioning normally at school, home, or play, these symptoms may indicate clinical depression.

Three to six million children under the age of eighteen suffer from clinical depression, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers. This authoritative and reassuring guide, written in close association with the doctors from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and its affiliate, the renowned Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, is the first important step for parents who are concerned about depression in their child or adolescent. With the help of expert psychologists and family therapists, you will discover the positive steps you can take to get an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment available.


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