• Recommended Reading

    The Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s recommends the following reading materials related to depression and suicide:

    • Dying to be free: A healing guide for families after a suicide. Cobain, Bev & Larch, Jean. 2006. Read more
    • Teens Under The Influence: The Truth About Kids, Alcohol, and Other Drugs − How to Recognize the Problem and What to Do About It. Katherine Ketcham, Nicholas A., M.D. Pace. 2003
    • Overload: Attention Deficit Disorder and the Addictive Brain. David Miller, MFT and Kenneth Blum, PhD. 2003.
    • Hope:A story of triumph. Rothchild, Joel. 2002.  Read more.  
    • More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression. Harold S. Koplewicz, MD. Penguin Press, September 2002.
    • The Second Family:  How Adolescent Power Is Challenging the American Family. Ron Taffel, Melinda Blau. 2001
    • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. David Burns, MD. Mass Market Paperback, October 1999.
    • The Strong-Willed Child. James Dobson, PhD. Tyndale House, 1998.
    • When Someone You Love is Depressed. Laura E. Rosen, PhD, and Xavier F. Amador, PhD. The Free Press, 1996.
    • What to do When Someone You love is Depressed, A Self Help and Help Others Guide. Mitch Golant, PhD, and Susan Golant. 1996.
    • When Love is Not Enough. Stephen Arterburn and Jim Burns. Focus on the Family, 1992.
    • Bringing Kids Up Without Tearing Them Down. Kevin Leman. Focus on the Family, 1993.
    • The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder. Demitri Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos. Broadway Books, 1999.
    • Children are From Heaven. John Gray, PhD. Harper Collins, 1999.
    • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children. Ross Greene, PhD. Harper Collins, 1998.
    • Out of the Shadows: Confronting America’s Mental Health Crisis. E. Fuller Torrey, MD. John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1997.
    • Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Suicidal Behavior. J Amer Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 40:7 supplement, July 2001.
    • Cognitive Therapy of Depression. Aaron T. Beck, MD. Guilford Press, 1979.
    • Cognitive Therapy Treatment Manual for Depressed and Suicidal Youth. David A. Brent, MD, and Kim Poling, LSW. University at Pittsburg Health Systems, 1997.
    • When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens. Bev Cobain. Free Spirit Press, 1998.
    • Kid Power Tactics for Dealing with Depression. Nicholas and Susan Dubuque. Center for Applied Psychology Inc., 1996.
    • Life on the Edge. James Dobson, PhD. Word Publishing, 1995.
    • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Mary Pipher. Putnam, 1994.
  • Related Resources

    If you’re thinking of hurting yourself, or someone you know is in trouble, the Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s offers resources for help.

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