When does normal teenage behaviour become something more serious, something that parents really do need to worry about and step in to deal with? Mental health problems and disorders in young people are increasing in frequency and severity, with one in five children and adolescents affected. From ADHD and Eating Disorders to Depression, Drug Taking and Suicide, Australia's leading authority on adolescent mental health talks parents through the issues. In his down-to-earth, accessible style, he offers practical advice on how to detect early warning signs, and most importantly, advises what to do when things really are going dangerously wrong.
Michael Carr-Gregg is Australia's leading authority on teenage behaviour and a practising psychologist specialising in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. He is the bestselling author of Surviving Adolescents, The Princess Bitchface Syndrome and Real Wired Child.