We have a wonderful guest with us today. Deborah Serani, author of Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, is here to tell us ten things we might not know about her and I can’t wait to share them with you! Enjoy!
ABOUT DEBORAH SERANI
Dr. Deborah Serani is a go-to media expert on a variety of psychological issues. Her interviews can be found in ABC News, Newsday, Womens Health & Fitness, The Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She is a ShareCare Expert for Dr. Oz, writes for Psychology Today, helms the “Ask the Therapist” column for Esperanza Magazine and has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A licensed psychologist in practice over twenty years, Serani is also an adjunct professor at Adelphi University teaching courses in clinical disorders and treatment and is the author of the award-winning book “Living with Depression.”
Her latest book is Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.
Visit her website at www.drdeborahserani.com.
ABOUT DEPRESSION AND YOUR CHILD: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly draining due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age. Depression and Your Child gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments. Author Deborah Serani weaves her own personal experiences of being a depressed child along with her clinical experiences as a psychologist treating depressed children.
Current research, treatments and trends are presented in easy to understand language and tough subjects like self-harm, suicide and recovery plans are addressed with supportive direction. Parents will learn tips on how to discipline a depressed child, what to expect from traditional treatments like psychotherapy and medication, how to use holistic methods to address depression, how to avoid caregiver burnout, and how to move through the trauma of diagnosis and plan for the future.
Real life cases highlight the issues addressed in each chapter and resources and a glossary help to further understanding for those seeking additional information. Parents and caregivers are sure to find here a reassuring approach to childhood depression that highlights the needs of the child even while it emphasizes the need for caregivers to care for themselves and other family members as well.
TEN THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT AUTHOR DEBORAH SERANI
- Dr. Serani is a go-to media expert on depression.
- Not only does she specialize in treating it professionally, she personally grew up with depression as a child.
- If catnapping was an Olympic sport, Deborah would definitely snag a medal, if not take the Gold.
- Can mirror-write.
- Is fluent in Sign Language.
- Loves velvet, but not as much as Seinfeld Character George Costanza.
- Is in denial of, but working on accepting her chocoholism.
- Deborah is a terribly awful teller of jokes. Seriously.
- Has a Law & Order: SVU character named after her: The Honorable Judge D. Serani
- Plays classical guitar.