This series is inspired by the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, which explores important issues, placing expert opinions from a wide range of sources in a unique pro/con format. Like its predecessor, Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. Even more user-friendly and accessible than its parent series, it offers a wealth of information at a lower reading level, in a bright, engaging package. This appealing combination helps more students grasp the controversies of our increasingly complex world. Each anthology features useful charts, graphs and cartoons, engaging fact boxes that provide at-a-glance information and questions that focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension. Further research is encouraged through annotated bibliographies, web sites and organizations to contact.
|Series:||Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Is Depression a Serious Problem?
1 Depression Is a Real Illness Robert Packard 12
2 Depression Is Not a Real Illness Irina Webster 17
3 Depression Is Bad for One's Physical Health John Folk-Williams 23
4 Is Depression Actually Good for You? Rebecca Hardy 30
5 Depression Is the Main Cause of Teen Suicide Gillian Graham 36
Chapter 2 What Are the Causes of Depression?
1 A Genetic Link to Depression Exists: NHS Choices 47
2 There Is No Genetic Link to Depression Anne Buchanan 55
3 junk Food Can Cause Depression Caitlin Covington 61
4 Dieting Can Cause Depression Rebecca Jane Stokes 66
5 Habitual Use of Social Media Sites Can Lead to Depression Samantha Parent Walravens 72
6 Habitual Use of Social Media Sites Does Not Lead to Depression John M. Grohol 79
Chapter 3 What Treatments Should Be Used to Address Depression?
1 Antidepressants Help Relieve Symptoms of Depression Thomas Sullivan 86
2 Antidepressants Have Negative Health Consequences Elizabeth Renter 94
3 Antidepressants Cause Suicide and Violence Peter Breggin 100
4 Holistic Approaches Are the Best Way to Treat Depression James S. Gordon 107
5 Music Can Help People Overcome Depression Glenn Osrin 113
6 Listening to Music Often Can Be a Marker for Depression in Teens Beth Levine 119
Facts About Depression 125
Organizations to Contact 128
For Further Reading 133
Picture Credits 142