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Managing Adolescent Depression
The Complete Guide for Primary Care Clinicians
Editors: Rachel A. Zuckerbrot, M.D., Amy Cheung, M.D., Ruth E. K. Stein, M.D., and Peter S. Jensen, M.D.

“If your primary care practice includes adolescents, it’s definitely a key addition to your resources.
Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Howard University and Past-president American Academy of Pediatrics, past-President Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

 “Primary care clinicians who care for adolescents will find this book educational and motivating in their quest to improve the mental health of their patients.”
Martin T. Stein, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development and Community Health, University of California-San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital

“Definitely a fabulous resource!”
Margaret Steele, M.D., FRCPC, M.Ed., FCPA, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Vice Dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the University of Western Ontario

“Offers excellent, comprehensive support to the pediatrician undertaking any aspect of the continuum from screening and diagnostic interviewing to initiating treatment and advising the teenager as well as the family.” 
Michael Jellinek, M.D., Chief, Child Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Chronic, behavior-based problems are increasingly the most common and difficult presented by adolescents. Pediatric and family clinicians are the first—sometimes the only—care providers available to families struggling to understand and cope with a teen’s depression. This important new book, written by leading authorities in pediatric medicine and psychiatry, is the first developed exclusively to provide you with the concepts, practices, research, and tools to help adolescents and their families overcome the condition.

  • What depression looks like in teens—how to diagnose it and assess its form and severity—and how to recognize conditions that mask as depression but are not
  • Why patients and families find it difficult to follow through on treatment recommendations—and how to overcome their natural resistance and gain adherence
  • Where to find help when good supporting psychological or psychiatric care is not readily available
  • How to ensure that your practice is fully reimbursed for the quality care you’re providing—with coding that ensures payment for assessment and treatment services in primary care settings
  • A primary care “tool kit” of resources, questionnaires and assessments, treatment and medication guidelines, and patient handouts

Managing Adolescent Depression: The Complete Guide for Primary Care Clinicians is just what the title says. It’s a must for your library of resources if you care for adolescents. For those of us trying to enhance our skill set in managing patients with depression and other mental health challenges, it’s a how-to for screening, what to do in emergencies, sorting out who and when to refer and working with patients, their families, and the professionals to whom you may refer your patients. There’s even a practical section on reimbursement, tackling procedural and diagnostic codes. If your primary care practice includes adolescents, it’s definitely a key addition to your resources for managing adolescents.”

Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Howard University and Past-president American Academy of Pediatrics, past-President Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

“The recognition and initial management of adolescent depression is a huge challenge to primary care clinicians where the menu for physical and mental conditions seems endless. Managing Adolescent Depression is a clinician-friendly, practical guide for office-based pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The chapters are written by experts in the field who write as if they are consulting with a clinician in real-time in a primary care office. Information about diagnosis (including screening tools), education for youth and parents about depression, medication and behavioral therapies, reorganizing an office to enhance caring for youth with depression and coding for services are presented in readable formats. Primary care clinicians who care for adolescents will find this book educational and motivating in their quest to improve the mental health of their patients.”

—Martin T. Stein, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development and Community Health, University of California-San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital

“Managing Adolescent Depression: The Complete Guide for Primary Care Clinicians is an excellent, comprehensive and practical guide for every primary care physician who sees adolescents with depression. This book, edited by Drs. Zuckerbrot, Cheung, Stein and Jensen, is an essential reference to assist primary care clinicians in assessing, identifying and managing adolescent depression. It also provides guidance on how clinicians can optimize their practice setting to best meet the needs of depressed adolescents. Definitely a fabulous resource!”

—Margaret Steele, M.D., FRCPC, M.Ed., FCPA, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Vice Dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the University of Western Ontario

“Managing Adolescent Depression: The Complete Guide for Primary Care Clinicians is relevant to every pediatrician and increasingly so as we enter the era of accountable care organizations and the pediatric medical home. Adolescent depression is a factor in school performance, interpersonal relationships, and substance use. Depression is related to the leading causes of death in teenagers--drunk driving “accidents” and suicide. Depression influences self-care including safe sex and adherence to medical advices. This guide offers excellent, comprehensive support to the pediatrician undertaking any aspect of the continuum from screening and diagnostic interviewing to initiating treatment and advising the teenager as well as the family. 

—Michael Jellinek, M.D., Chief, Child Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Related Publications:
Behavioral Health Care: Assessment, Service Planning, and Total Clinical Outcomes Management

Adolescent Sexual Development and Sexuality: Assessment and Interventions

Understanding and Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

 

 

 

Table of Contents (PDF)
Format: Hardcover Book
© 2012, 362 pp.
ISBN 978-1-887554-81-7
Price: US $135.95
Product Code: MADG

 

 


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