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Lonely, Sad and Angry: How to Help Your Unhappy Child Paperback – April 1, 2001

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ISBN-13: 978-1886941458 ISBN-10: 1886941459 Edition: 1st

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Although only recently recognized by the mental health community (1980), childhood depression is very real, widespread, and treatable. This thoughtful book by two clinical child psychologists offers sound information on many aspects of the illness and guidance for treatment. Ingersoll and Goldstein fully and lucidly discuss the characteristics of depression in children and adolescents, coexisting conditions, diagnosis and evaluation, causes, and treatment options. They give detailed counsel on the worrisome issues of suicide and hospitalization, and they furnish reassuring and concrete advice for life at home and help at school. The coverage is thorough, noting newer research, and evenhanded, weighing pros and cons of psychotherapeutic approaches and medications. The scientific information is balanced by supportive and practical advice on the numerous challenges depressed children present. Noting that parents must make informed, critical decisions, Ingersoll and Goldstein enable parents to more confidently and intelligently recognize depression in their children, obtain professional help, determine treatment, cope with the daily struggles as well as the serious consequences, and gain hope for a more enlightened future. Irene Wood --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Occasional sadness is natural and inevitable but real depression is unhealthy -- and rapidly attaining epidemic proportions in America. In this groundbreaking book for parents, two experts in child psychology define childhood depression and its telltale symptoms, probe its root causes, and examine a wide range of treatment options. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Specialty Press/A.D.D. Warehouse; 1 edition (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886941459
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886941458
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a parent if you see any of the lonely, sad or angry behaviors in your child this is a great book to add to the shelf. Reading it early on could help you help your child in getting through these rough and tough times of life. This is a book that I am going to pass around to teachers and relatives to read before bringing it back to my shelf as a reference. It is comprehensive as well as easy to read and understand about what the child and family are experiecing. Let it be an impressive key to help dispell the myths about childhood depression and get them the medical help, and family support they truly deserve. Our child has great frustrations due to learning difficulties so the self-esteem issue is always under fire. It is a daily battle to keep a child like this on the positive side of life.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Odenwald on October 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
I've read it cover to cover, and will keep it on the shelf as a reference, and give one to the school, and buy a copy to loan out to friends. When you instinctively know something is wrong for your child, you face these huge questions: Is there something so wrong that he "needs professional help"? How do I explain what is wrong? Are they going to want to give him drugs? Are we doing something wrong at home? This book explains different types of depression and other mood disorders and also describes how various symptoms look in children, and even different at different ages. It explains different types of treatment options objectively so YOU can figure out where to start to understand and help your child. Unexpectedly, it has also explained some parts of my own childhood; didn't change anything for me now, just makes more sense. But MOST importantly, now I think I can help my son.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Death by chocolate please on January 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
I checked this book out from the library. When my 8 year old read the title she said, "That's me! That sounds like me!" It spells things out for you, offers advice, and points out things that you didn't realize were being effected. ie: relationship with spouse being effected, being the sibling of a depressed (difficult) child, etc.
Oh, and we bought a sun lamp. Boy did that help her moods!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deal Girl on April 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
Not only has this book been helpful but it arrived sooner and in better condition than I had expected.
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