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The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression

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Publisher Comments:

Media, peers, and even parents send teen girls dangerously conflicting messages about what it means to look and act just right, to be good, hip, attractive, and desired. Frighteningly, everyday events can start a teen on a downward spiral. The growing rate of depression in teens is alarming, and parents must understand the difference between normal adolescent angst and trouble:
  • Why silence reflects a girl's desperate wish for inclusion, not isolation
  • Recognizing signals in problem behavior
  • Vulnerabilities in dating, friendships, school, and family

Dr. Machoian also offers guidance for:

  • Parents — conversation topics to help girls navigate mixed messages, develop their identity, make healthy decisions, and build resilience that will empower them throughout life.
  • Daughters — activities, including the Emotional First-Aid Kit, that girls can use to de-stress and build character.

Featuring dozens of real-life stories, this book will show parents what to look for if their daughters aren't thriving, how to better listen and respond, and how to manage their own feelings of helplessness.

Review:

"A former student of esteemed girl expert Carol Gilligan, Harvard researcher Machoian sets out to determine why so many young women seem to emotionally withdraw and to explain how parents and others can help them. According to Machoian, teenage girls begin to 'disappear' when they feel disconnected from friends or family, and when the pressures of society (fitting in, staying thin, etc.) become overwhelming. Often, she's discovered, the trouble starts when girls shift from grade school to middle school, or middle school to high school. Though parents and others may see a girl's problems as natural 'teen angst,' Machoian warns that too often a girl's serious depression is ignored (in the past, she points out, experts did not even believe that teens experienced depression). Fortunately, Machoian claims, there is much adults can do to help, and interspersed among the text's rather weighty case histories are numerous tips for a 'whole-girl approach,' addressing mind, body, heart and soul with practical solutions. Physical activities, volunteering, proper sleep and diet, supportive peers, coping skills and being with family are all ways to keep girls on track. Most important, Machoian says, parents who listen and talk to their daughters make a crucial difference." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Lisa Machoian's heart is with girls, and she writes brilliantly about them. Showing us how girls can disappear, she also shows us how to prevent it. This is a hopeful book — for parents, teachers, therapists, and also for girls." Carol Gilligan, Ph.D. NYU Professor, and author of In a Different Voice and The Birth of Pleasure

Review:

"Lisa Machoian has done us a great service by shining a light on the struggles that infuse the lives of so many teenage girls. This insightful and important book is a must read for all those relating to girls." Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out

Review:

"This book brings a fresh perspective and invaluable research to a difficult and complex issue. Dr. Machoian understands and cares about girls, and her writing is compassionate and clear." Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes

Review:

"Finally it's here: We've been waiting for a book to provide us with a clear understanding of what interferes with the robust development of girls. But more importantly, Lisa Machoian takes us that final step beyond understanding to doing something to change the downward spiral of many adolescent girls. EVERYONE who knows a girl needs to read this." JoAnn Deak, Ph. D. Author of Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters and How Girls Thrive

Synopsis:

Featuring dozens of real-life stories, this book will show parents what to look for if their daughters aren't thriving, how to better listen and respond, and how to manage their own feelings of helplessness.

Synopsis:

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 girl’s 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.

About the Author

Lisa Machoian, Ed.D., taught in Harvard's Department of Human Development and Psychology and was also the director of their Gender Studies Concentration. She has worked for more than twenty years with teenage girls, and her articles have appeared in many publications. She now devotes her time to lecturing, consulting, and conducting workshops for parents, teens, and professionals. She holds a master?s degree and a doctorate from Harvard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525948667
Subtitle:
Learning the Language of Teenage Depression
Author:
Machoian, Lisa
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Depression
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Teenagers
Subject:
Parenting
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.54x6.40x1.08 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A former student of esteemed girl expert Carol Gilligan, Harvard researcher Machoian sets out to determine why so many young women seem to emotionally withdraw and to explain how parents and others can help them. According to Machoian, teenage girls begin to 'disappear' when they feel disconnected from friends or family, and when the pressures of society (fitting in, staying thin, etc.) become overwhelming. Often, she's discovered, the trouble starts when girls shift from grade school to middle school, or middle school to high school. Though parents and others may see a girl's problems as natural 'teen angst,' Machoian warns that too often a girl's serious depression is ignored (in the past, she points out, experts did not even believe that teens experienced depression). Fortunately, Machoian claims, there is much adults can do to help, and interspersed among the text's rather weighty case histories are numerous tips for a 'whole-girl approach,' addressing mind, body, heart and soul with practical solutions. Physical activities, volunteering, proper sleep and diet, supportive peers, coping skills and being with family are all ways to keep girls on track. Most important, Machoian says, parents who listen and talk to their daughters make a crucial difference." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Lisa Machoian's heart is with girls, and she writes brilliantly about them. Showing us how girls can disappear, she also shows us how to prevent it. This is a hopeful book — for parents, teachers, therapists, and also for girls."
"Review" by , "Lisa Machoian has done us a great service by shining a light on the struggles that infuse the lives of so many teenage girls. This insightful and important book is a must read for all those relating to girls."
"Review" by , "This book brings a fresh perspective and invaluable research to a difficult and complex issue. Dr. Machoian understands and cares about girls, and her writing is compassionate and clear."
"Review" by , "Finally it's here: We've been waiting for a book to provide us with a clear understanding of what interferes with the robust development of girls. But more importantly, Lisa Machoian takes us that final step beyond understanding to doing something to change the downward spiral of many adolescent girls. EVERYONE who knows a girl needs to read this." JoAnn Deak, Ph. D. Author of Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters and How Girls Thrive
"Synopsis" by , Featuring dozens of real-life stories, this book will show parents what to look for if their daughters aren't thriving, how to better listen and respond, and how to manage their own feelings of helplessness.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 girl’s 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.

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