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Title:
Ups & downs : how to beat the blues and teen depression
Author:
Klebanoff, Susan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Price Stern Sloan, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
90 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Examines the nature, causes, and effects of depression, where to turn for help, and ways to cope with it.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780843174601

9780843174502
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Book

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Central Library RJ506.D4 K58 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Examines the nature, causes, and effects of depression, where to turn for help, and ways to cope with it.


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What's wrong with me? Why am I so sad? Will I always feel so blue? For every teen who's ever asked these questions, Ups & Downs can help with reassuring, easy-to-read advice from licensed experts that helps readers understand their feelings, identify their problems, and recognize the difference between temporary rough spots and more serious situations. Need advice on coping with anger, school rebellion, promiscuity, or eating disorders? Or insight into clinical depression, a long-misunderstood illness that affects one in four teens today? In Ups & Downs, teens will find friendly voices of compassion and reason, medical tips for spotting and treating various kinds of depression, hotline and professional resource listings, and most important, reassuring words from teens just like them to help ease common loneliness and fears.


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. This paperback from the Plugged In series discusses how to recognize depression in teens and what to do about it. The text hits just the right note, informal yet informative, using quotes and case studies representing typical young people who are dealing with mood swings, eating disorders, and problems at school or at home. The book also demystifies therapy and advises readers on how to seek help, particularly if they (or their friends) have suicidal thoughts. A couple of brief activities offer fill-in-the-blank spaces, but getting the author's advice to a young person who needs it far outweighs the damage writing in the book might cause. Cartoonlike drawings add visual appeal. An appendix lists hotlines for concerns such as abuse, mental health, and suicide prevention, and a number of mental health organizations with their addresses, phone numbers, and Web sites. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Ups & Downs is a remarkably complete resource written in a clear, down-to-earth style that is accessible to reluctant readers. There are examples of how to differentiate between a "bad day" and chronic depression, and how to get help if necessary. When Your Parents Split Up contains many stories of how teens dealt with their parents' divorces. There is also information about custody law, single parents, and stepfamilies. The quizzes, firsthand accounts, and cartoons in these practical series entries will appeal to teen readers. Both titles include helpful hot lines.-Linda W. Tilden, Cherry Hill Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. This paperback from the Plugged In series discusses how to recognize depression in teens and what to do about it. The text hits just the right note, informal yet informative, using quotes and case studies representing typical young people who are dealing with mood swings, eating disorders, and problems at school or at home. The book also demystifies therapy and advises readers on how to seek help, particularly if they (or their friends) have suicidal thoughts. A couple of brief activities offer fill-in-the-blank spaces, but getting the author's advice to a young person who needs it far outweighs the damage writing in the book might cause. Cartoonlike drawings add visual appeal. An appendix lists hotlines for concerns such as abuse, mental health, and suicide prevention, and a number of mental health organizations with their addresses, phone numbers, and Web sites. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Ups & Downs is a remarkably complete resource written in a clear, down-to-earth style that is accessible to reluctant readers. There are examples of how to differentiate between a "bad day" and chronic depression, and how to get help if necessary. When Your Parents Split Up contains many stories of how teens dealt with their parents' divorces. There is also information about custody law, single parents, and stepfamilies. The quizzes, firsthand accounts, and cartoons in these practical series entries will appeal to teen readers. Both titles include helpful hot lines.-Linda W. Tilden, Cherry Hill Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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