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Book and Media Reviews
November 11, 2009

Treating Child and Adolescent Depression

JAMA. 2009;302(18):2037-2038. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1649

Although professionals have recognized clinical depression in children and adolescents for the past 40 years, treatment research has only recently begun to identify promising treatment regimens. The editors of Treating Child and Adolescent Depression have successfully provided a comprehensive summary of the relevant evidence base related to childhood depression, translated into practical and easily digested information. While the book spans a broad range of topics, including epidemiology, types of depression, clinical course, etiology, risk factors, and effect of depression on functioning, the focus is clearly on assessment and treatment. This information presented is useful for a wide range of clinical, research, and lay audiences, including experienced mental health clinicians, general practitioners, students new to the field, or concerned parents.

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