Year: 2001 Source: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. p.291-305 SIEC No: 20030891

This chapter begins by examining the definition & classification, epidemiology, & aetiology of depression & depressive syndromes. Psychological theories & approaches to treatment are explored, as are evaluation studies of the effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy in depressed children & adolescents. The author then explores the definition, epidemiology & aetiology of suicidal behaviour in children & adolescents. A detailed examination of various treatment options follows. (32 refs)