A child and family psychiatrist discusses child and youth depression—how to identify it, and how to cope. A guide for parents and professionals.
This book is a call to arms about child and youth depression. Parents and other family members, teachers, health care professionals, social workers, and all of us who relate closely to children need to be more aware of depression in children and youth. All of our wit, wisdom and tenacity must be trained on these complex situations. The causes are seldom simple, but the search for the best possible therapy, support, and relief from misery is one that is both rewarding and enlightening.
Although coping with this all-too-common illness is usually a long, hard chore, depression does end. When it does, the
sensitivity and decency of the sufferer can shine through and life literally begins again.
Dr. David Palframan has been a child and family psychiatrist for over 30 years and a consultant psychiatrist at the
University of Ottawa’s School of Medicine since 1978. He is extensively involved in community psychiatry for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and works with the Medical Council of Canada. He continues to collaborate widely with school boards, parent groups, and child welfare organizations.