By emphasizing how parents can talk to their children about thoughts and feelings, exploring how children develop negative beliefs about themselves, and teaching parents how to help their children change those hopeless self-perceptions, Dr. Douglas A. Riley outlines practical methods that parents and children together can use to find solutions to the dark thoughts that plague so many young people today.
Clinical psychologist Riley tackles a difficult subject with aplomb in this keenly insightful guide for parents. Riley's advice is commonsensical and sound, and the concrete tools he offers in the slim, practical volume provide a lifeline to parents of any child struggling with depression.
— Publishers Weekly
Sobering, powerful, and essential to understanding the mind of a depressed adolescent, The Depressed Child is highly recommended.
— The Bookwatch