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Am I depressed and what can I do about it?: a CBT self-help guide for teenagers experiencing low mood and depression

Am I depressed and what can I do about it?: a CBT self-help guide for teenagers experiencing low mood and depression

Reynolds, Shirley, 1955- author; Parkinson, Monika, author

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and is estimated to affect around 15% of people at some point during their life. For many people depression is a life-long disorder which starts during the teenage years - around 10% of teenagers are estimated to have an episode of depression and many more experience persistent low mood. This accessible, engaging and age-appropriate self-help guide based on current research and best practice for young people aged 13 to 17 who experience low mood and depression, and their friends, family and health professionals

Book. English.
Published London: Robinson, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Shirley Reynolds and Monika Parkinson
ISBN: 1472114531, 9781472114532
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Includes index.
Note: Includes blank sections to be filled in by the reader.
Note: Shelf-Help
Physical Description: x, 368 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Non-Fiction 13+.; Personal Issues.; Teenage Non-Fiction.; Mood (Psychology) Juvenile literature.; Depression, Mental Juvenile literature.

Author note

Professor Shirley Reynolds is the Director of the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading, where she conducts research into depression in young people. She is involved in the IMPACT treatment trial, which has recruited over 450 young people with depression. She is also past President of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and has recently co-edited the 3rd edition of CBT for Children and Families.

Dr Monika Parkinson works clinically with children, young people and families at the University of Reading and for the NHS, as well as in private practice. She has been involved in several large treatment research trials aimed at investigating enhanced outcomes for child mental health problems. These roles have involved direct clinical work with families, supervision of mental health practitioners and providing teaching and training to varied audiences.

Back cover copy

Want to find out about the 'D' word in a language that actually makes sense?

Talking about depression can be tough, especially when you are young, but you may be surprised to know that around 10% of teenagers are estimated to experience some form of depression or persistent low mood. You are not alone, and there are steps that you can take to feel better that have been proven to work.

This self-help guide is designed for young people. It will answer all of your questions in an engaging and accessible writing style. Based on current research and best practice, this book includes:
· Case studies you can relate to
· Interactive exercises to help you day by day
· Guidance on where to go for additional help
If you are feeling low, this book will guide you through the key concepts of depression and start you on your road to recovery!

The companion volumeTeenage Depression - A CBT Guide For Parentsis a book that your parents can use to help support you through your depression.

PROFESSOR SHIRLEY REYNOLDS is a depression expert who has conducted years of research on depression amongst young people. She is the director of the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading and is also past President of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

DR MONIKA PARKINSON is a clinical psychologist and child mental health expert who has worked clinically with children, young people and families at the University of Reading, for the NHS, and in her Berkshire private practice. She has contributed to large treatment research trials and regularly provides teaching, supervision and training.