Depression: self-help books - Coping with Depression in Young People: A Guide for Parents

Coping with Depression in Young People: A Guide for Parents
Authors Carol Fitzpatrick & John Sharry 2004

'Comprehensive and clearly written. Irish authors explain the development and treatment of depression in young people. Helpful list of supports'. 

Review: This is a comprehensive book written by Irish authors about how to help young people with depression. It covers a wide variety of subjects from the causes and presentation of psychological disorders to the treatment and supports available to the family. It has several case histories throughout. One chapter details young people’s experiences of depression and includes their thoughts, feelings and fears during this time. It deals with concerns about suicide in a sensitive manner and has suggestions about how to broach the subject. A comprehensive list of supports is listed in the back of the book.