'This outstanding volume offers complete, thorough coverage of theoretical and empirical work on youth depression. It will be an invaluable resource for practitioners seeking a review of contemporary issues in the field, as well as students beginning their studies of unipolar depression in children and adolescents. The chapters offer an excellent integration of developmental psychopathology theory, prevention science, and clinical interventions. The volume presents concise, yet exhaustive reviews from an outstanding set of contributors.' -Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
This timely, authoritative volume provides an integrative review of current knowledge on child and adolescent depression, covering everything from epidemiology and neurobiology to evidence-based treatment and prevention. From foremost scientist-practitioners, the book is organized within a developmental psychopathology framework that elucidates the factors that put certain children at risk and what can be done to help. Proven intervention models are discussed in step-by-step detail, with coverage of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and pharmacological approaches, among others. Special topics include sex differences in depression, understanding and managing suicidality, and the intergenerational transmission of depression.