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It provided clear information about adolescent depression and helped us tremendously. I followed the sugegestions in the book during the treatment process for my child's depression. Even my child's psychiatrist found it useful. Depression is an illness that affect whole family, sick or not, in every sigle minute of the day. I learned to manage my own anxiety too. Parents and patients usually were panic due to lack of understanding of the disease. I consult this book again and again, before and after the appointment to the psychiatrist and psychologist. It really helped me and my family.
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Francis Mondimore, MD, is Associate Professor in Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Associate Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and also completed his residency in psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Mondimore is the author of five books for general audiences on mental health issues, which have been translated into seven languages. They include Bipolar Disorder, A Guide for Patients and Families, and, with co-author Patrick Kelly, M.D., Borderline Personality Disorder, New Reasons for Hope, both from the Johns Hopkins University Press. He has also authored numerous book chapters and scientific articles and is on the faculty editorial board of the Johns Hopkins University Press. In addition to his consumer education work, Dr. Mondimore is interested in developing best practices guidelines for the treatment of mood disorders.