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
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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 volume Teenage Depression - A CBT Guide For Parents is 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.