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Disappearing Girl Learning the Language of Teenage Depression

ISBN-10: 0452287103
ISBN-13: 9780452287105
Edition: N/A
Authors: Lisa Machoian
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Description: Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug experimentation, and even cutting,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug experimentation, and even cutting, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. The Disappearing Girl, the first book on depression in teenage girls, helps parents understand: Why silence reflects a girls desperate wish for inclusion, not isolation Subtle differences between teen angst and problem behavior Vulnerabilities in dating, friendships, school, and families How, if untreated, girls will carry feelings of helplessness, anger, and depression into adulthood Dr. Machoian also offers conversation topics to help girls navigate mixed messages, develop their identity, make healthy decisions, and build resilience that will empower them throughout life, as well as helping parents manage their own frustration. This is a hopeful bookfor parents, teachers, therapists, and also for girls. Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice This insightful and important book is a must read for all those relating to girls. Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out

DR. LISA MACHOIAN, a child and adolescent psychologist, was on the faculty at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and also directed the Gender Studies Program.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Thousand Faces
Entering Dangerous Territory
Hurricane Watch
Who Am I?
I Must Be Doing Something Wrong
Risking Love
When Actions Speak Louder Than Words
The Spiral Begins
Olivia: The Disappearing Girl
Grace: A Story of Hope
Between Angst and Depression
A Shining Light
Girls' Wisdom
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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