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Depression in Adolescence
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

go to   Web Site Links        Online Databases (RHC Students only)        Books        Library Catalog        Articles       

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American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/

The American Psychological Association is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.  This site's Google Custom Search feature allows you to find current information from essays, books, journals and other Web documents on most subjects dealing with psychology, including teen depression.

Focus Adolescent Services -- Teen Depression
http://www.focusas.com/Depression.html

"Though the term 'depression' can describe a normal human emotion, it also can refer to a mental health illness.  Depressive illness in children and teens is defined when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent's ability to function."  This site offers information about teen depression, including signs of depression, treatments and sources for counseling and therapy.

NAMI : A Family Guide : What Familes Should Know about Adolescent Depression and Treatment Options
http://www.nami.org/content/contentgroups/caac/family_guide_final.pdf

The Nation's voice on Medcal Illness provides definitions, types and symptoms, and treatment options, both psychological and pharmacological for adolescent depression.

Psychology Information Online -- Depression in Teenagers
http://psychologyinfo.com/depression/teens.htm

This page, developed by psychologist Donald J. Franklin, PhD., is a practical overview of depression in teenagers.  The rest of the Web site includes information about all types of psychological disorders and problems as well as information about forensic psychology.

The Stress Doc -- Teen Depression
http://www.stressdoc.com/teen_depression_series.htm

This Web site is written in a style that will appeal to young people.  It is authored by Mark Gorkin, a licensed clinical social worker, who addresses many psychological issues in a congenial format.

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Health & Wellness Resource Center
Provides articles, reference sources, and pamphlets on depression in children and adolescents.

Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com
Search under 'depression' or 'depression in teens' to find articles on Youth Depression, Antidepressant drugs and teens, and other articles related to the subject.

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The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books
Non-circulating:

Depression sourcebook (Health reference series)
Call number: Ref RC537.D4455 2008

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Adolescent psychotherapy

Depression in adolescence

Teenagers--Mental health

Teenagers--Suicidal behavior

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The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databasesPlease note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The sample searches and articles below are from the ProQuest database. If you are viewing this subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus, first click here: https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and click on any of the links below:

(SUB(mental depression) and SUB(teenagers) )  (from peer-reviewed journals only)
SU(mental depression) AND SU(teenagers) OR (adolescents)
(SUB(mental depression) and SUB(teenagers) and treatment or therapy )
(SUB(teenagers) and SUB(antidepressants) )
(SUB(teenagers) and SUB(suicides & suicide attempts))

Researched and evaluated by:
E. Ball, Librarian 8/2002
E. Ball, Librarian 2/2009
last update: W. Enright, Librarian 7/2009

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