FRANCIS MARK MONDIMORE, M.D., AND PATRICK KELLY, M.D.
In 2003, Adolescent Depression by Francis Mark Mondimore, MD changed the way parents and children view this condition and brought about a revolution in the field. In 2015, Patrick Kelly, MD, updated his co-author's edition with expertise only a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist can provide. These doctors explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond "moodiness." Depression is in fact an illness—one that can be effectively treated. The authors describe the many forms of depression and the many symptoms of depression in young people—from sadness to irritability, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, and violent rages.Incorporating the latest research from the field of adolescent psychiatry, this comprehensive and compassionate guide answers questions that many parents have, including:
"I heartily recommend this book to parents and relatives of adolescents who have or may have mood disorders. It... helps parents to understand the complexities of the problem [and] is optimistic of the likelihood of improvement with correct diagnosis and treatment."
Marcia Slomowitz, MD
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
"An outstanding work that surpasses anything else I have read for parents on clinical depression and bipolar disorder in teenagers."
Anthony J. Drobnick, MD
"Clear, medically precise terminology, drawings, and diagrams."
"This is an intelligent and well-written work with a substantial amount of detail especially about medications and how they work."
Metaphysiology Online Book Reviews
"As I prepared this brief review, I found myself advising families to obtain their own copy of Dr. Mondimore's well-written, clear, and valuable book."
Nancy A. Durant, M.D.
American Journal of Psychiatry
"This well-written book is both comprehensive and scientifically rigorous. Dr. Mondimore makes the complex concepts and terms involved in the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent depression enormously accessible to the layperson."
Neal D. Ryan, MD
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh
"Tired of all those guides for idiots and dummies? This book will provide some welcome relief... The author provides a solid reference tool for anyone who works with adolescents. It is highly recommended for education professionals as well as public libraries."
"This is Dr. Mondimore's best book yet, thorough and comprehensive. He provides information that is vital for parents, pediatricians, and general practitioners trying to understand the behavioral symptoms of mood disorders in adolescents."
Sallie P. Mink
Director of Education, Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)
"If you have a depressed teen in your household, this book is a must-read."