ERIC Number: ED464306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Affect and Mood Problems Related to School Aged Youth. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This introductory packet provides an introduction to affect and mood problems, framing the discussion within the classification scheme developed by the American Pediatric Association. Included is information on the symptoms and severity of a variety of affect and mood problems, as well as information on interventions ranging from environmental accommodations to behavior management to medication. The packet is divided into six sections. Section 1 highlights the classification of affect and mood problems. Sections 2 and 3 provide a discussion of the broad continuum of anxiety problems and a quick overview of some basic resources. Section 4 presents interventions for affect and mood problems, including accommodations to reduce problems, behavior management, and medication. Section 5 presents additional resource aids on depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide. Section 6 contains a discussion on keeping affect and mood problems in broad perspective. The packet concludes with a brief list for further reading, as well as a list of agencies that can provide additional information. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Affective Behavior, Behavior Modification, Counseling Techniques, Depression (Psychology), Drug Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Problems, Intervention, Mental Health, Moods, Resource Materials, Suicide, Youth
School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/intropak.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.