Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents

  • William M. Reynolds
  • Hugh F. Johnston

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction and General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William M. Reynolds, Hugh F. Johnston
      Pages 3-17
    3. Elva O. Poznanski, Hartmut B. Mokros
      Pages 19-39
    4. Gabrielle A. Carlson
      Pages 41-60
  3. Theories and Models of Depression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Jules R. Bemporad
      Pages 81-95
    3. Nadine J. Kaslow, Ronald T. Brown, Laura L. Mee
      Pages 97-121
    4. Dante Cicchetti, Fred A. Rogosch, Sheree L. Toth
      Pages 123-141
    5. Graham J. Emslie, Warren A. Weinberg, Betsy D. Kennard, Robert A. Kowatch
      Pages 143-165
  4. Approaches to Assessment and Diagnosis

  5. Treatment Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Kevin D. Stark, Lawrence W. Rouse, Cynthia Kurowski
      Pages 275-307
    3. Peter M. Lewinsohn, Gregory N. Clarke, Paul Rohde
      Pages 309-344
    4. Nadine J. Kaslow, Gary R. Racusin
      Pages 345-363
    5. Hugh F. Johnston, J. Jay Fruehling
      Pages 365-397
  6. Depression in Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Paul V. Trad
      Pages 401-426
    3. Javad H. Kashani, Lori Breedlove
      Pages 427-443
    4. Patrick Schloss, Holly Sher, Lech Wisniewski
      Pages 445-460
  7. Selected Topics in the Study of Depression in Young People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. William R. Beardslee, Ingrid Wheelock
      Pages 463-479
    3. Geraldine Downey, Scott Feldman, Jananne Khuri, Sarah Friedman
      Pages 481-508
    4. Bruce E. Compas, Kathryn E. Grant, Sydney Ey
      Pages 509-523
    5. William M. Reynolds, James J. Mazza
      Pages 525-580
    6. Jessie C. Anderson, Rob McGee
      Pages 581-601
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 603-616

About this book


Anyone who has ever been close to a seriously depressed child has undoubtedly been affected by the youngster's vulnerability, misery, and pain. Indeed, it is much like caring for a child who is in physical pain. For the child in the depths of depression, no activity is fun, nothing can be enjoyed, and no one can provide enough consolation or comfort. At times, the youngster may cry or whimper. There may be fits of defiance or rage and sometimes withdrawal into a numb, sullen silence. A child in this state tries the patience of parents and siblings. Remedies of every sort are tried, including gifts, punishments, bribes, lectures, pleading, and a host of others. Such efforts occasionally provide temporary relief, but more often they seem to make matters worse. Commonly, there is an emotional wall of anger and frustration between a depressed child and other fumily members that may inevitably lead to further isolation and withdrawal. If too much time passes without their being helped, many depressed children and adolescents come to believe that suicide offers the only real relief for their pain. Currently, there is a Depression Awareness Week that includes free screening at participating health and mental health settings around the United States and is designed to identify depression in adults, suggesting that society's awareness of depression and psychiatric disorders is focused to a large extent on adults.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Reynolds
    • 1
  • Hugh F. Johnston
    • 2
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.University of WisconsinMadisonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1512-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1510-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0471
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