Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-236) and index.
Reading the signs : understanding childhood depression. Characteristics of childhood depression. Diagnosing childhood depression -- Charting a course : treating childhood depression. Working with a mental health professional. Counseling for depression. Medication options for depression. Depression and other mental health issues. Depression and bipolar disorder -- The journey begins : parenting the depressed child. The school as partner. The family as partner. Creating a supportive environment. Resolving conflicts. Behavior management. Positive communication. Moving toward a better future.