"This book is important for every parent and teacher to read." -- Barry D. Garfinkel, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Minnesota
"This is the first book I could truly identify with, as a mother and an educator. Your personal account puts the complexities of brain diseases into an easy to understand format; written from the heart and the mind." -- Vicki M. Bresson, SA\VE Board Member
"Trudy writes with precision and clarity. Her willingness to dig deep into her soul will help others who are looking for guidance." -- Robin Blatnik, M.A.E.S., English Instructor
"We are in desperate need of information on childhood depression. This book truly fills the gap; a gift to all families." -- Marilyn Koenig, Friends for Survival
"Your book serves as a guide for the signs of the neurobiological condition that causes many cases of childhood depression." -- Tracy Pierson, young woman whose brother suffered from depression
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: "As more people become familiar with treating young bipolar patients with small amounts of lithium, the death rate will be reduced enormously." -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.
PARENTS "Your books should be required reading for every high school and college student and teacher. Thank you for explaining these conditions so clearly!" -- Mary Kluesner, Chairperson, SA\VE
From the Back Cover
This is the book for everyone who asks, "What causes a young person to become depressed?"
A must read for anyone interested effective treatment for the emotional problems plaguing today's youth.
Parents are appalled at the rise of depression in young people aged 15 to 24 over the past 20 years. The possibility of one of their children having it so horrifies most parents that they don't even want to think about it. But when it occurs in a family of someone they know, they ask themselves, "Could it happen to us?"
Teachers know that 39% of today's students experience a mild to severe case of depression. This book describes effective methods of helping kids cope.
Medical personnel need to identfy the difference between adolescent turbulence and true depression . This book serves as a guide to the differences between adult and juvenile depression.
You want to know how it is possible to prevent the life-long suffering that results when depression goes untreated. This book describes effective treatments.
Carlson's description of her personal experience with tragedy and suffering, gives a unique opportunity for parents and professionals of various fields to further their understanding of depression. My hearty endorsement and gratitude for this book. Jerome Kwako M.D., Fellow American Academy of pediatrics; Director, ADHD Clinic, Miller Dwan Hospital; Director, Comprehensive Clinic for Children with Handicaps
Well written and thoughtful. An interesting personal account of the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Carlson has done a very nice job of covering a difficult subject. Dr. Carrie Borchardt, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota
I sincerely hope that many will read and profit from your books. Dr. Mogens Schou, Riskov, Denmark, pioneer in the use of lithium therapy for manic-depressive illness
Trudy Carlson, M.S. operates small health care facilities. She taught university classes in child, adolescent and developmental psychology; the psychology of the exceptional child; and personality and mental hygiene.
From: the author of The Suicide of My Son For: The reader who wants a smaller, easy to pick up form of the second half of that book . It focues on the symptoms and effective treatment of depression and anxiety.