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Treatments for Young People


PDF | Vol. 3, No. 1 (2006)

This edition of Visions focuses on young people. Articles in this issue looks into the issues faced by young people and what kind of treatments and support available for them. The issue is ranging from eating disorder and schizophrenia to pregnancy and youth parenting. Various treatment options for young people such as play therapy, diaelectical behavioural therapy, and music therapy are also discussed without forgetting the different support and skill-building for young people.


  • Editor's message
    (Christina Martens)

  • Youth Treatments for Mental Health and Substance Use [guest editorial]
    (Shimi Kang)

  • Treatment Options for Depression in Young People
    (E. Jane Garland)

  • Are Antidepressants Safe to Use in Youth? Yes they are, but...
    (Raymond W. Lam)

  • AD/HD: Treating young people
    (Kim Meier)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • Anorexia: Treading a thin line
    (Claudia Tienne Chai)

  • South Asian Youth Addiction: A shared shame
    (Rob Rai)

  • Did I Need an Attitude Adjustment! Shifting to Youth Concurent Disorders: A professional story
    (Linda J. Barker)

  • Amrik's Bout with Schizophrenia
    (Margaret Little)

  • My Life: From one extremity  to the other
    (Michelle Dean)

Alternatives and Approaches

  • What Works? Family therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa
    (Ronald S. Manely and Pat Roles)

  • Between Two Cultures: Family therapy for Chinese Canadians
    (Dan Zhang)

  • Play Therapy: A way to help children who are experiencing problems
    (Kathy Eugster and Barbra Tredger)

  • Music Therapy: Helping youth find their voice
    (Noelle Bird and Beth Clark)

  • No Worries: How interpersonal therapy can help depressed adolescents
    (Elizabeth Baerg Hall)

  • Dealing with Depression: A self-care program for youth
    (Merv Gilbert)

  • Youth Psychiatric Inpatient Services: "Kind of an umbrella"
    (Judy Y. Smith)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Youth who Self-Harm
    (Lisa C. Vettese)

  • A Year "Down Under" ORYGEN Youth Health
    (Steve Mathias)

Regional Programs

  • FRIENDS for Life Resilience-building and anxiety prevention
    (Kelly Angelius)

  • MDA's Moving Beyond Support Group: Relax, share and grow
    (Christina McRae)

  • Strengthening Families and Youth Voices: Building bridges
    (Melissa Bax)

  • YPPP: The Youth Parenting and Pregnancy Program
    (Dimithra Hippola)

  • Book Review: Worry Taming for Teens
    (Mailis Valineus)


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