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Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

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Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly draining due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age.

"Depression and Your Child" gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatme
Hardcover, First, 232 pages
Published September 5th 2013 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
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Depression And Your Child by Deborah Serani instructs parents and caregivers in the normative patterns and stages of children development, offers the keys to identify the illness, and helps spot potential concerns. The section covering diagnosis and medical treatments, both traditional and holistic in their approach, is extensive and highly informative. Possibly, the most insightful, articulated, and compassionate pa
Sep 06, 2013 Annell rated it liked it
I haven't been doing a great job blogging about the books I've been reading, let along accepting invitations to review books. Mostly because I've been super busy being a mom to 6 amazing kids and trying to keep my life and their lives organized and functioning. Of my six, three of my kiddo's came from other homes. Two of them suffer from PTSD, with anxiety and depression (they are 5 and 4). When I received an email to review this book, I knew I wanted to read it to gain more knowledge on what tr ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Sep 10, 2013 Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it really liked it
I have a child who has Asperger's Syndrome and suffers from anxiety. While we haven't seen signs of depression in him, that is still a possibility as he goes through his life. As I went through this book, I was brought back to the early days of realizing that my son had some issues. Our first diagnosis was Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and speech and language delays. As our son was put into an early intervention program, The Doctor and I set out to educate ourselves and to learn about everyt ...more
Michelle (True Book Addict)
When Pump Up Your Book offered this book tour, I immediately signed up. As the mother of adolescent sons, I feel that reading and learning as much as I can about what could affect my child is very important, especially in the case of my older son who was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder when he was five years old. He has had a very hard time of things, and has even been bullied, on and off over the years. Sadly, the bullying still continues and I know that these situations can lead to de ...more
Feb 16, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
Wow! Talk about a fantastic book dealing with a sensitive subject. I am a licensed social worker and work with kiddos of all ages. This book was extremely helpful in helping me to understand the origin of diagnosing depression in pediatrics, the different types, and the plethitude of treatments open to children and their families. She gives great case examples at the end of each chapter. The reader does not need to be a professional and have any experience regarding depression or its related sym ...more
Oct 02, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Deborah Serani covers everything (the symptoms, diagnosis and the treatment) in her book "Depression and Your Child" along with some great tips for parents. Between real case studies in child depression and the author taking from her own experiences with childhood depression, this book is a must read for all parents.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Arlene Mullen
Feb 20, 2015 Arlene Mullen rated it it was amazing
This book was so very very good. As I started reading this book I realized that I was able to relate to alot of what she was saying. There are moments when I find myself struggling. I like that she relates her own experiences and helps encourage you to seek help if needed.
She reminds parents that sometimes there is no fault but its just there and needs to be taken care of.
She gives you a chart of normal behaviors that kids in each age group should be learning/doing.
At the end of each chapter th
This book has a wide variety of resources, case studies and research about kids and depression. It is full of a lot of useful information. *I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* Full review to come.
Jan 05, 2016 Gfridley rated it liked it
Good book with a few useful suggestions.
Mar 20, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
Informative, interesting and affirming.
Emma Bull
Sep 06, 2015 Emma Bull rated it it was amazing
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This book is fantastic. It really gives you straight forward information on depression, how it presents, what it can mean and what you can do to help your child. It helps that the author speaks from her own experience as a child with depression and as a professional. I especially liked the appendix that listed all the prominent people who have suffered throughout history (although I don't understand how Kerry Katona got on that list!).
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Dr. Deborah Serani is the author of the award-winning books "Living with Depression" and "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" published by Rowman & Littlefield. What makes her books so unique is that she knows what it's like to live with depression personally, and how to treat it professionally.

Dr. Deborah Serani is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University and a go
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