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Anxiety and Depression Information for Teens, 1st Ed.

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People affected by anxiety suffer from intense and uncontrollable feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and/or panic. When a person is in a sad mood for a prolonged period of time and this interferes with their daily normal activities she or he might be depressed which might sometimes be due to anxiety. Some symptoms of anxiety and depression are feeling sad and anxious often, losing interest in their once favorite activity, feeling easily irritated or frustrated, etc. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 19.1 percent of U.S. adults had any anxiety disorder in 2003. Similarly, in 2017, about 11 million U.S. adults 18 years of age or older had at least one major depressive episode.

Anxiety and Depression Information for Teens, First Edition begins with the basics of the teen brain and gives insight into teen mental-health, anxiety, and depression. It explains the five major types of anxiety and the different other types such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc. It gives in-depth information about what causes anxiety disorders and depression, its diagnosis and treatment options, how bullying, cyberbullying, and peer pressure impacts teens. It highlights on how to manage anxiety and depression with the help of good exercise, proper sleep, pets, relaxation techniques, friends, and family. There is also information on coping with emotions without smoking, and healthy eating. It offers tips on how to live with anxiety and depression. It provides useful information on suicide prevention, avoiding or quitting vaping, and financial assistance for treating mental-health in teens.

The book is divided into parts and chapters where parts focus on broad areas of interest and chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part 1: Understanding Mental Health Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression begins with a basic description of the teen brain. It provides information on the mental health in teens, some common mental health myths, the challenges faced in mental-health related challenges faced by the teens, and explains how anxiety affects their quality of life. It also highlights mental-health prevalence among the LGBT community. It also presents statistical facts and information on teen anxiety and depression and its prevalence among teens.

Part 2: Anxiety, Depression and Its Types starts with the five major types of anxiety and then goes on to explain about the various other types of anxiety and depression. It elaborates about various anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and how hoarding is a major form of that, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobia-related disorders, illness anxiety disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety disorder, and substance-induced anxiety disorder. It also covers information on how PTSD and substance use affects the mental health of teens, prevalence of major depression among teens, along with information on different depressive disorders such as persistent depressive disorder (dysthymic disorder), perinatal depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), psychosis, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and bipolar disorder.

Part 3: Causes, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression describes what causes anxiety disorders and depression. It provides tips on how to identify emotional and behavioral problems. It highlights how bullying, cyberbullying, and peer pressure serves as a risk factor for teens to acquire anxiety and depression. Information on diagnosing anxiety and depression is presented along with a focus on treatment options and therapy for anxiety. Useful details are given on how family counseling, antidepressants, medications, and CAM helps as treatments for anxiety and depression. The part closes with an outline of how the latest technologies have improved the future of mental-health treatments.

Part 4: How to Manage Anxiety and Depression offers helpful information on managing the symptoms of anxiety and general information on how to cope with stress and coping with emotions without considering smoking as a solution. It provides guidance on how anxiety and depression can be managed through exercise and how friends, peers, and pets can help create a positive impact on the mental-health of a teen. It also provides information on how to build resilience against mental-health and how relaxation techniques help manage anxiety and depression. It focuses on how healthy dating, motivation, and good sleep can improve the teen’s mental health. It also outlines how parents are concerned about their children’s mental health.

Part 5: Living with Anxiety and Depression explains how it is like to live with anxiety and how to face mental-health issues. It discusses about how teens may think about suicide, vaping, and over usage of caffeine as an outlet for anxiety and depression and provides tips on how to prevent or quit these. It also provides details on financial assistance for mental-health treatment along with tips on coping with the COVID-19 situation. It also covers how anxiety and depression affect the caregivers and how the family and those affected by mental-health issues often turn to faith and community leaders for support.

Part 6: Additional Information provides a list of the government and private organizations that provide help and support for people with anxiety, depression, and other mental-health concerns.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Includes online access
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts