Dr Shlomo Brook – Teenager Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Published by Beyond The Vale Publishing

Published date – January 2023

Available on Amazon, selected book stores nationwide and on-line from DotDot.

This book is a must read for both parents and teenagers.

Over the past years, we have witnessed an alarming growth in stress, anxiety and depression among teenagers triggered by increased modern life demands and higher pressure at schools. The latest COVID-19 pandemic with its movement restrictions, isolation and increased time on social media caused severe disruption to normal social interactions and made stress much worse. The book pays special attention to those as well as to

  • Bullying
  • Excessive social media use
  • Bad friends
  • Dating
  • Teenage sex
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Family conflicts
  • Divorce
  • Relocation

The outcome of such growing pressure led to a higher sense of uncertainty, fear, anxiety, depression, aggressive outbursts, self-harm behaviour, suicide and alcohol and drug misuse.

The book provides numerous tips, suggestions and the latest psychological and pharmacological treatment modalities along with well-being and healthy lifestyle guidance such as healthy sleep, healthy eating and physical activity.  These are explained with numerous illustrations and clear explanations that provide effective tools to help teenagers and their families to cope and manage stress, anxiety and depression more effectively.

About the author

Born in Israel, Dr. Shlomo Brook earned his medical degree at Padova University, Italy and specialized in Psychiatry in Israel. He moved to South Africa where he worked at Sterkfontein Hospital in Krugersdorp setting up a research unit conducting drug trials on schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorders, anxiety and depression. Dr. Brook currently works in private practice treating depressed, anxious and stressed adult and teenage patients.