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Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach

By Christopher Williams, Nicky Dummett

© 2012 – CRC Press

362 pages

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Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression uses the trusted Five Areas model of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help young people experiencing low mood or depression to help themselves. The Five Areas model communicates life skills and key interventions in a clear, pragmatic, and accessible style, by examining five important aspects of our lives:

  • Life situation, relationships, resources and problems
  • Altered thinking
  • Altered feelings or moods
  • Altered physical symptoms or sensations
  • Altered behaviour or activity levels

This exciting collection of practical and effective self-help workbooks has been developed in liaison with a team of experts working with young people. The course provides access to the proven CBT approach, and addresses all the common challenges faced during times of low mood, helping readers make positive changes in their lives in a planned and achievable way. A final workbook is aimed at friends and relatives and describes how to offer support.

The workbooks also provide an invaluable resource for school teachers, counsellors, general practitioners, nursing staff, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, youth workers, and self-help groups and other voluntary sector organisations.

A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com.

Table of Contents


Professor Paul Stallard


Understanding Why I Feel as I Do

Understanding Why I Feel as I Do

Why Bother Changing?

Making Changes

Doing Things that Make Me Feel Good

Using Exercise to Boost How I Feel

Helpful Things We Do

Unhelpful Things We Do

Restarting Things We’ve Avoided

Practical Problem Solving

Noticing and Changing Extreme and Unhelpful Thinking

Being Assertive

Building Relationships

Overcoming Sleep Problems

Alcohol, Drugs, and Me

Understanding and Using Anti-Depressant Medication

Planning For the Future

Support Materials for Relatives and Friends

Ideas for Families and Friends: How Can I Offer the Best Support?

About the Authors

Dr Nicky Dummett MBBChir BA (Hons) DCH MMedSc MRCPsych is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Leeds and an expert and trainer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is past Chair of the Children, Adolsecents and Families branch of the lead body for CBT in the UK, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and a core member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) Psychotherapy with Children Committee.

Dr Christopher Williams MBChB BSc (Hons) MMedSc MD FRCPsych is an expert and trainer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and works as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He has been a Governing Board member of the UKCP and is past President of BABCP. He is also Patron of The National Phobics Society and Trustee of the charity Triumph over Phobia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General