by David M. Haugen

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769210
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/16/2014
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

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

Index 136

Picture Credits 142

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