Deborah Serani



"DEPRESSION AND YOUR CHILD: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVES"  (2013) by Dr. Deborah Serani gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments.

This book is a must-have for parent who has a son or daughter that suffers from depression." ~ Dr. John M. Grohol,

"Depression and Your Child by Deborah Serani is by far, the best and most comprehensive resource out there about depression and children." ~ Andy Behrman, author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

"The unique value of this work is that it is comprehensive and scientifically based, yet very accessible and practical for the lay public. I would highly recommend this book as well to mental health professionals of all disciplines because it addresses the sensitivities and emotional challenges of children and their families in coping with child depression." ~ Dr. Bruce D. Miller, Division Chief: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

"Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers delivers just what it promises – a comprehensive and thoughtful guide to the diagnosis and treatment of depression in children and adolescents. ~ Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, NYU Child Study Center

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"LIVING WITH DEPRESSION: A WHY BIOLOGY AND BIOGRAPHY MATTER ALONG THE PATH TO HOPE AND HEALING"  (2011) by Dr. Deborah Serani highlights her own personal and professional experiences living with depression.

"I wish that Serani's Living with Depression had been around when I first began to deal with depression. Patients can benefit from the doctor's perspective and doctors can learn from their patients. That they are both the same gifted author is a blessing to all who deal with mental illness." ~ Delta Burke, Actress

"I found Living with Depression to be not only fascinating but, since the author suffers from depression herself, it is compassionate understanding and informative." ~ Jessie Close, Activist,

"This book is a rare find. Living with Depression manages to explain depression in terms of human biology and experience without downplaying either aspect. While Living with Depression is not a medical or psychological treatise, it is perhaps something better: an easy, comprehensive explanation of depression and how to get help." ~ National Alliance on Mental Illness

"Serani courageously shares her path of despair to hope and healing with the intent of helping others from what she has learned and experienced. In Living with Depression, she succeeds with her messages of hope. May this book reach the far corners of both people who suffer from mental illness and those who need to understand it." ~ Michelle Linn-Gust, Ph.D., President, American Association of Suicidology

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"Dr. Serani courageously reveals her own lifetime struggles with serious depression - and devastating thoughts of suicide. The book has nowhere to go but up from there, and it delivers - with details about her own depression and treatment woven into a useful primer geared to the suffering and their families." ~ Newsday


"Serani offers a guide book with a soul. She clearly writes of the trials of major depression and the promise of science. And she does so as a gutsy clinical psychologist who shares the wisdom made from her suffering, not just her training." ~ Dr. Patrick Corrigan, Dean of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology  


Dr. Deborah Serani "combines her own history of childhood depression with her vast experience as a child psychologist to create a insightful and practical guidebook." ~ Foreword Reviews


"Serani offers validity and help to those who suffer from mood disorders but feel ashamed or don't know where to turn for help. This is a valuable resource with the potential to save lives."  ~ Library Journal