Depression Is the Pits, But I'm Getting Better: A Guide for Adolescents

Illustrated with photos and drawings by adolescents
Pages: 96, Black & white
Size: 6" x 9"
Age Range: 12-15
Item #: 4414581
ISBN: 978-1-55798-458-6
List Price: $12.95
Copyright: 1997
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.
  • How do I know if I'm depressed?
  • I feel sick. How can this be in my mind?
  • How do I get out of the pits?
  • What do I do when I feel like giving up?
  • Is this a phase I'll get over?

Clinical depression can strike at any age. When it happens during adolescence—a confusing time under the best of circumstances—it can be especially baffling and heart-wrenching for both the young person and his or her parents. And to make matters worse, sometimes finding the right help can be difficult. This book, written especially for teens, is packed with the practical information and the reassurance necessary for coping with—and beating—the "pits."

About the Author
E. Jane Garland, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada. She is also the Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver.
Reviews & Awards

I really liked this volume; it was both readable and practical. As you know, there has been a blitz of books for ADHD. Now depression has started to catch up…I am happy to have something to recommend to families.
—Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, State University of New York, Stony Brook

A clear and user-friendly guide for young people with depression. It will be of value to anyone suffering from depression, and their family and friends.
—Bryan Lask, Consultant Psychiatrist Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, England