Down Is Not Out
Teenagers and Depression
Lee and Wortman
This book has personal stories and treatment scenarios and uses terms like “moodiness” when talking about suicide. Although anti-depressants are mentioned, other treatments for depression include ECT (or as I remember, Electro-Shock) and lithium. I also have to mention the entire bibliography and resource list is completely out of date. This remains one of the best examples of why we weed. Can you imagine a teen checking this out for current information on depression? By the way there isn’t much in way of graphics or any illustrations.
I included just a brief excerpt about suicide and by the way, that is where the chapter ends. Next page starts the chapter on “how to make it go away”. I guess we will never know if it is “for real”.
I am now going to write in my diary and then read some Sylvia Plath.