Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Suicidal Behavior in Children
Part Two. Specific Disorders
Published Online: 29 NOV 2013
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The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Freed, R. D., Chan, P. T., Langer, D. A. and Tompson, M. C. 2013. Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Suicidal Behavior in Children. The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Part Two:35:821–848.
- Published Online: 29 NOV 2013
Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, affect a significant number of youth, increasing youths' risk for suicide. Cognitive behavioral therapy has strong empirical support as an effective treatment for youth mood disorders and for youth suicide attempters. This chapter provides a brief review of the field's understanding of youth mood disorders and summarizes the existing evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for youth mood disorders and suicidality. Specific cognitive behavioral therapy treatment components are described for youth with mood disorders and suicidality, including psychoeducation, behavioral activation, cognitive restructuring, problem solving, communication enhancement, social skills training, relaxation training, safety planning, and medication management. Finally, key treatment considerations when working with a youth population are discussed, and promising future directions for the study and treatment of youth mood disorders and suicidality are noted.
- mood disorders;
- bipolar disorder;
- cognitive behavioral therapy