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ERIC Number: ED375371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 269
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88422-103-2
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Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Children and Adolescents. Second Edition.
Clarizio, Harvey F.
Despite signs of increasing agreement among mental health professionals, controversy continues over developmental, diagnostic, and intervention issues surrounding childhood depression. This introductory text is written for practitioners as well as for advanced undergraduates or graduate students who are preparing to become psychologists, social workers, counselors, or special education teachers working with affectively disturbed children and youth. No attempt is made to present a consistent theoretical framework. Instead, the book concentrates on those viewpoints currently popular among mental-health specialists. Although the text addresses the influence of biological and social forces on affective disorders, the emphasis is on psychological factors thought to be operative in depression and suicide among young people. The book's most distinctive features include its research base, its developmental orientation, and its emphasis on the practitioner. Other important aspects of the book include: some research positions on childhood depression; information on the development of this illness; guidelines for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of childhood depression; and a separate chapter dealing with suicide in school-aged youth. Each chapter contains a summary of its content and a list of references. Twenty-seven tables present diagnostic criteria, depression checklists, therapeutic approaches, strategies for dealing with suicidal youth, and other information. (RJM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Language: English
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