Depression and Your Child

Author: Deborah Serani
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442221468
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Psychology

Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly draining due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age. Depression and Your Child gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments. Serani weaves her own personal experiences of being a depressed child along with her clinical experiences as a psychologist treating depressed children. Current research, treatments and trends are presented in easy to understand language and tough subjects like self-harm, suicide and recovery plans are addressed with supportive direction. Parents will learn tips on how to discipline a depressed child, what to expect from traditional treatments like psychotherapy and medication, how to use holistic methods to address depression, how to avoid caregiver burnout, and how to move through the trauma of diagnosis and plan for the future. Real life cases highlight the issues addressed in each chapter and resources and a glossary help to further understanding for those seeking additional information. Parents and caregivers are sure to find here a reassuring approach to childhood depression that highlights the needs of the child even while it emphasizes the need for caregivers to care for themselves and other family members as well.

My Child is Depressed How Can I Help

Author: Douglas Bloch
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780929671093
Release Date: 2013-12-20
Genre: Self-Help

This book will show a parent or caregiver how to identify the symptoms of depression in his or her child, teen or young adult one--and how to help the child get effective treatment. In the process, we will explore the phenomenon of caregiver burnout, which too often occurs when someone is caring for a person with a mental illness. Topics covered will include: • How to Recognize the Symptoms of Depression, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD in Your Child • Taking the First Steps to Help Your Child • How to Respond If Your Child Refuses Help • A Parent's Guide to Psychiatric Medications • Substance Abuse and Your Child's Depression • Keeping Your Child Safe: Suicide Prevention • The Decision to Hospitalize • Caring For Yourself to Avoid Caregiver Burnout • How to be Mental Health Advocate for Your Young Adult Child (ages 18-30) • How to Form a Circle of Healing For Your Child In addition, the book will contain numerous real-life stories from parents and caregivers depicting how they helped their children with depression and bipolar disorder. Finally, the book closes with an inspirational account of one young person's mental health recovery--told from the perspective of the young adult and his father.

Is Your Child Depressed

Author: Nathan Naparstek
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0071457569
Release Date: 2005-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

This is a thorough, compassionate guide to identifying and understanding childhood depression. It confronts such controversial topics as medications in very young children and adolescents, and shows how to help the whole family get through the challenges of having a family member with depression.

100 Questions Answers About Your Child s Depression or Bipolar Disorder

Author: Linda Chokroverty
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1449630693
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Medical

Over 2 million children of all ages suffer from depression, ranging from mild and chronic to significant impairment, which can present a huge challenge to parents and other loved ones. 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Depression or Bipolar Disorder provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions posed by parents of kids with depression, suspected depression, or bipolar disorder. This book includes expert advice on highly controversial subjects including use of medication in children and adolescents, suicide, and other issues of acute importance to parents.

Raising Depression Free Children

Author: Kathleen Panula Hockey
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1592850421
Release Date: 2003-08-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

Raising Depression Free Children

Raising a Moody Child

Author: Mary A. Fristad
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462506675
Release Date: 2012-03-23
Genre: Psychology

Every day can be an ordeal for families struggling with the difficult, moody, "impossible" behavior that may point to childhood depression or bipolar disorder. Effective help for kids does exist, but it often requires a customized combination of medication, therapy, coping skills, and support. From esteemed clinician and researcher Dr. Mary Fristad and fellow treatment expert Dr. Jill Goldberg Arnold, this indispensable book explains how treatment works and what additional steps parents can take at home to help children with mood disorders--and the family as a whole--improve the quality of their lives. Explained are why symptoms look so different (and can be so much harder to manage) in children and teens than in adults, how to find the right doctor or therapist, and how to help kids develop their own "coping toolkits." Bursting with practical tools, FAQs, and examples, the book covers everything from dealing with medical crises to resolving school problems, sibling conflicts, and marital stress.

Teenage Depression A CBT Guide for Parents

Author: Shirley Reynolds
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472114556
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Psychology

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and is estimated to affect around 15% of people at some point during their life. For many people depression is a life-long disorder which starts during the teenage years –around 10% of teenagers are estimated to have an episode of depression and many more experience persistent low mood. This accessible companion book to Am I Depressed and What Can I do About it? follows essentially the same structure and makes use of the same case studies, but looks at the issues from the parents’ point of view, and incorporates additional strategies for parents. From ‘what to look out for’, through what the evidence says about different forms of treatment, to family communication and relapse prevention. Each section includes troubleshooting boxes.

Raising an Optimistic Child

Author: Bob Murray
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071483276
Release Date: 2006-01-13
Genre: Family & Relationships

A program for fostering positive relationship-building habits in children to help alleviate and even prevent childhood depression Raising an Optimistic Child offers you tools for creating a positive, supportive family atmosphere that helps children who are already depressed and can even prevent this crippling disorder. Steps and additional techniques will help you combat your own depression, tackle parental issues, and enhance learning and coping skills. It also alerts you to circumstances that put a child at risk for depression and suggests ways to ward it off.

My Feeling Better Workbook

Author: Sara Hamil
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572246126
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Family & Relationships

Presents activities based on cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and art therapy to help children explore their feelings and combat the negative self-talk that depletes their motivation and self-esteem.

Helping Your Child Cope with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Author: Tonia K. Shamoo
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787908444
Release Date: 1996-12-19
Genre: Psychology

Support for Parents Whose Children are Depressed Contrary to popular belief, young children do get seriously depressed, and many try to kill themselves. In Helping Your Child Cope with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts the authors, Shamoo and Patros, show parents: how to learn to talk, listen, and communicate effectively with a depressed child; what situations can cause a child or adolescent to wish to commit suicide; what signs to watch for; myths and misinformation about suicide; how to determine the risk of suicide; and How to intervene.

Helping Your Depressed Child

Author: Martha Underwood Barnard
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608823536
Release Date: 2003-06-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written for parents of children who have been diagnosed with depression, Helping Your Depressed Child offers a step-by-step program to help parents advocate for their child’s mental health care. Psychologist Martha Underwood Barnard teaches readers how to evaluate which therapies are most appropriate for their child’s particular situation, how and when to seek professional help, and how to understand the pharmacological treatments used with children today. Barnard also discusses other diagnoses commonly associated with depression that may also be affecting your child, and stresses ways in which the whole family can participate in the depressed child’s wellness by reinforcing cognitive behavioral techniques at home, including: How to discipline your child without exacerbating their symptoms How to help your child think positively by monitoring his or her thoughts Encouraging positive affirmations, and helping with visualization techniques and deep breathing. The clinical wisdom and insights of Barnard, one of the most skillful and thorough child psychologists and clinicians I have known, shine throughout this book...Parents who read this book will understand what childhood depression is, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated, and what they can do to advocate for their child. — Michael A. Rapoff, Ph.D., professor, Behavioral, Sciences Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression

Author: Norman T. Berlinger, M.D.
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061852985
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Family & Relationships

One in eight high school students is depressed. But depression in teenagers can be deceptive, and authorities estimate that a huge number of depressed teens are undiagnosed. Adults may mistake symptoms as "typical" teen angst, anger, or anxiety. Or the teen may mask the symptoms with high-energy activity. For parents who suspect their teen is depressed, the system often fails the family. Insurance coverage for treatment ends too soon, there's a months-long wait to see an adolescent therapist, or long-term follow-up is insufficient. This means parents must take charge of their child's health to reinforce, extend, and monitor treatment and its aftermath. The good news is they can do it—because parents know their child best. Although a medical doctor, Dr. Berlinger initially missed the signs of his own son's depression. By combining his parental love with his scientific skills, he developed a set of techniques to lead his son out of depression. Now he shares his 10 Parental Partnering Strategies to help parents rescue their teen from depression—based on his own experiences, nearly 100 interviews with parents of depressed teens, and interviews with mental health professionals. Increasingly, doctors are asking parents to partner with them to help children get healthy and stay healthy. Partnering has been proven effective in the treatment of other serious emotional illnesses such as anorexia nervosa. Parents can use Dr. Berlinger's strategies to help distinguish depression from moodiness; be alert to suicide risk; monitor medication effectiveness; help the teen combat negative thinking; organize activities to offset depression; and spot signs of relapse during tense times in their child's life, including exams, relationship breakups, or starting college or a job. Both a family survival story and a practical guide, this book affirms parents' unique power to help teens overcome depression.

I Want to Kill Myself

Author: Tonia K. Shamoo
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038644022
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Medical

Clears up misconceptions about suicide, discusses children's attitudes towards death, and advises parents how to intervene