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This book provides an approachable introduction to the topic of depression, especially as it relates to teens and young adults. The information, guidance, and resources it offers make it a valuable tool for anyone who is personally grappling with depression or has a friend or family member who is.
How is depression different from sadness, and why are some individuals more predisposed to depression than others? What happens in the brain when we're depressed? What medications and options for therapy are available, and what side effects can antidepressants have? How can you help a friend or loved one experiencing depression?
Depression: Your Questions Answered, a part of Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series, provides clear, concise answers to these and many other questions young readers may have regarding this difficult and often misunderstood topic. Each book in this series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers' needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. The book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.
Makes the subject accessible to readers by means of a simple Q&A formatHelps readers hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy sectionProvides real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book through case studiesDispels popular misconceptions in a Common Myths section and directs readers towards accurate information Points readers towards additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources
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Q&A Health Guides
All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?
Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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