Nearly one in six people will develop major depression, and teens are just as susceptible as adultsif not more so. Serious depression afflicts more than two million teenagers each year in the United States alone, but it can often be difficult for teens to recognize their ailment and get help. Clearly, teens with depression are not alone, and it is important that they realize the condition does not have to be “forever” but is something they can work toward overcoming.
In Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Tina P. Schwartz helps teens and young adults learn how to deal with this often debilitating affliction. Throughout the book, teens tell their personal stories of living with depression and other mood disorders, describe what treatments were successful and what were not, and share how they are coping today. Topics covered in this book include
·warning signs and symptoms
·internal and external triggers
·stigmas of mental health issues
·helping a sibling, parent, or friend who suffers from depression
Aimed to support teens and young adults who might otherwise feel helpless and hopeless about their situation, Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource. This book will benefit not only teens dealing with depression but also their family and friends.
About the Author
Tina P. Schwartz is a freelance author who has written and taught numerous programs on writing and getting published for teens. She is the author of Organ Transplants: A Survival Guide for the Entire Family: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2005) and Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2010).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Warning Signs and Symptoms
Chapter 2: External (or Situational) Triggers of Your Depression
Chapter 3: Internal (or Biochemical) Triggers of Your Depression
Chapter 4: Other Mood Disorders (Depression-Related Illnesses)
Chapter 5: Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms
Chapter 6: Relationships and How to preserve them with Depression
Chapter 7: Siblings of those with Depression
Chapter 8: When a Parent Has Depression
Chapter 9: How Various Subgroups Deal with Depression
Chapter 10: Caregivers: How They Can Seek Help for Themselves
Chapter 11: Healthy Coping Mechanisms
Chapter 12: Success Stories: Young adults who battle depression successfully
About the Author