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.

Depressed Child

Author: Dougals A. Riley
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9781589796348
Release Date: 2001-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

By emphasizing how parents can talk to their children about thoughts and feelings, exploring how children develop negative beliefs about themselves, and teaching parents how to help their children change those hopeless self-perceptions, this book outlines practical methods that parents and children together can use to find solutions to the dark thoughts that plague so many young people today.

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.

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.

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.

When a Parent is Depressed

Author: William R. Beardslee
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316738891
Release Date: 2003-12-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

This groundbreaking work is the first book to look at depression as an illness that affects the entire family, not just the individual.- 17.5 million Americans suffer from some form of depression, and 9.2 million have major or clinical depression.

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

Adolescent Depression

Author: Francis Mark Mondimore
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421417912
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Health & Fitness

In Adolescent Depression, psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD, explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond "moodiness." Depression is in fact an illness—one that can be effectively treated. The authors describe the many forms of depression and the many symptoms of depression in young people—from sadness to irritability, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, and violent rages. Incorporating the latest research from the field of adolescent psychiatry, this comprehensive and compassionate guide answers questions that many parents have, including · What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers? · How is depression diagnosed?· What is the difference between depression and bipolar disorder, and which does my child have? · How can I find the best mental health professional team for my child? · What kinds of counseling and psychotherapy are available? · Are medications safe, and how does a doctor choose a medication for my child?· What can I do if my adolescent is using alcohol, crystal meth, marijuana, or other substances?· How do autism and Asperger’s syndrome, eating disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, ADHD, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder interact with depression? · What should I do if I sense that my child is in danger? · With all of this going on, how can I take care of myself? -- Marcia Slomowitz, MD

Why are You So Sad

Author: Beth Andrews
ISBN: UOM:39015064811089
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Defines depression, identifies depression treatments, and provides many self-help options for those coping with a depressed parent. Includes a note to parents and spaces for writing questions or drawing to help express emotions and concerns.

A Relentless Hope

Author: Gary E. Nelson
Publisher: Gary Nelson
ISBN: 9781556353093
Release Date: 2007-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

The author uses his experience as a pastor, pastoral counselor, and father of a teenager suffering from depression to explore the emotional, cognitive, biological, and spiritual dimensions of teen depression.

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 Depressed Teenager

Author: Gerald D. Oster
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0471621846
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Family & Relationships

Discusses preventing and recognizing teen depression, knowing when to seek professional help, choosing treatment options, and more

Why Is Mommy Sad

Author: Paul D. Chan
Publisher: Current Clinical Strategies Pub
ISBN: 1929622716
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In simple text, explains to young readers what depression is and provides examples of how parents may react with depression, such as feeling tired, yelling, and wanting to be alone.

The Optimistic Child

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547416539
Release Date: 2007-09-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

The epidemic of depression in America strikes 30% of all children. Now Martin E. P. Seligman, the best-selling author of Learned Optimism, and his colleagues offer parents and educators a program clinically proven to cut that risk in half. With this startling new research, parents can teach children to apply optimism skills that can curb depression, boost school performance, and improve physical health. These skills provide children with the resilience they need to approach the teenage years and adulthood with confidence. Over the last thirty years the self-esteem movement has infiltrated American homes and classrooms with the credo that supplying positive feedback, regardless of the quality of performance, will make children feel better about themselves. But in this era of raising our children to feel good, the hard truth is that they have never been more depressed. As Dr. Seligman writes in this provocative new book, "Our children are experiencing pessimism, sadness, and passivity on

Understanding Teenage Depression

Author: Dr. Maureen Empfield
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466850095
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Based on the latest scientific findings, a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of teenage depression. Each year thousands of American teenagers are diagnosed with clinical depression. If ignored, poorly treated, or left untreated, it can be a devastating illness for adolescents and their families. Drawing on her many years of experience as a pychiatrist working with teenagers, Dr. Maureen Empfield answers the questions parents and teens have about depression, providing detailed information on: *Identifying the different types of depression *How depression is diagnosed *Which teenagers are most at risk *Suicide *The effect of depression on other teenage problems *How depression is treated and by whom *The drugs used to treat teenage depression - what they are and how they work *When a teenager needs to be hospitalized for depression *and more Understanding Teenage Depression provides the latest scientific findings on this serious condition, and the most up to date information on its treatment. The book includes numerous vignettes drawn from Dr. Empfield's clinical practice as well as first person accounts from teenagers who have themselves suffered from depression. Understanding Teenage Depression is a book that anyone who's been touched by this disease - whether parents, teachers, family members or teens themselves - will find invaluable.