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.

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.

Protect Your Child from Bullying

Author: Allan L. Beane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470260742
Release Date: 2008-06-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

From cyberbullying to "mean girls" to school shootings, bullying is a complex and frightening problem confronting parents and children of all ages. This invaluable guide—written by international bullying expert Dr. Allan L. Beane—explains the many ways that bullying can present itself, the harm it can do to your child if ignored, and most importantly, what you can do to protect your child. The strategies in this book, which are based on solid research and practice in education, sociology, and psychology, and inspired by the author's personal experience of tragedy, are being used successfully in classrooms around the country as part of the author's Bully Free Program. Protect Your Child from Bullying will show you how to: Read the tell-tale warning signs that your child is being victimized Understand the characteristics that make a child an easy target Tell the difference between normal conflict and bullying Take action when your child is the target of bullying Help prevent cyberbullying Give your child a solid foundation for dealing with situations that involve bullying Show your child how to take action as an empowered bystander when others are being mistreated Help your child develop a strong sense of acceptance and belonging This is a must-have resource for all parents who want to create a safe and healthy environment for their children.

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

Straight Talk about Your Child s Mental Health

Author: Stephen V. Faraone
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462506729
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Psychology

Parents reach for dog-eared copies of Dr. Spock when their child has a rash or the flu, but when "moodiness" lingers or worrisome behavior problems grow, they have nowhere to turn for answers or reassurance. Now, in this compassionate resource, prominent Harvard researcher Dr. Stephen V. Faraone gives parents the tools they need to look clearly at how a child is feeling, thinking, and behaving and make wise decisions about when to call for professional help. Cues and questions teach readers to become scientific observers of their child, and vital facts about common disorders help them distinguish between normal variations in speech development and Asperger syndrome, between moodiness that's just a phase and depression, between childhood fears and the symptoms of anxiety. Knowing what to ask--and tell--the professionals, from the pediatrician to a mental health specialist, will help parents ensure a complete and accurate diagnosis. Filled with handy sidebars, charts, and checklists, the book also teaches parents to weigh treatment options to determine what's best for their child. Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

Addiction Proof Your Child

Author: Stanton Peele. Ph.D., J.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307493859
Release Date: 2009-01-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers an effective if unorthodox approach designed to help parents take aim at the problem of addiction by explaining how to impart the fundamental skills and values that will protect youngsters and keep experimentation from turning into a more dangerous dependency.

Overcoming Depression For Dummies

Author: Elaine Iljon Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119997528
Release Date: 2011-01-21
Genre: Self-Help

Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from diagnosable depression (bbc.co.uk) – that’s approximately 12 million people. Depression takes multiple forms, including seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, and postnatal depression. Research by the BBC claims that up to 75% of sufferers are not receiving any form of professional medication or therapy, which strongly suggests that self-help is often a preferred course of action. Overcoming Depression For Dummies outlines practical methods for recognising and managing the symptoms of depression for those readers who might be too scared to go to their GP, who want to know more about the illness before they seek professional medical guidance, or for those who are just curious about depression and what it means. Overcoming Depression For Dummies: Is written by an expert team of clinical psychologists and provides step-by-step guidelines on proven therapeutic exercises and ways to implement positive psychology methods Provides sound advice on nutrition, relaxation and support, to help make those vital first steps towards a happier life Gives comprehensive information on the wide variety of prescription medication and complementary therapies available, including their effectiveness and side effects Is aimed at people suffering from depression looking for straightforward, realistic advice and also loved ones and parents of those suffering from depression wanting to better understand the condition and find out how they can help.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Author: William Marchand
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781936693399
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Self-Help

Responding to the reasons why people often do not recover from mood disorders, this book empowers readers by providing the tools needed to work effectively with doctors and health care providers to negotiate the complex pathway to a full and lasting recovery from depression or bipolar disorder. It explains the three main barriers to recovery—not receiving treatment, incorrect diagnosis, and receiving inadequate treatment—and how to overcome these challenges to ensure successful treatment. A practical book for the layperson, it provides flowcharts and useful forms to help readers determine whether they need help and how best to collaborate with their medical team.

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

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

You and Your Anxious Child

Author: Anne Marie Albano
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101600306
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

One of the world’s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis. A renowned researcher and clinician who has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies illuminates a new path to fear-free living for families. You and Your Anxious Child differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention. With moving case studies, such as Jon’s, whose mother quit her job because his separation anxiety compelled her to stay with him full-time, this book elucidates the nightmare that families can be living, and helps them understand that they are not alone. Every step of the way, Albano illustrates proven therapies to manage anxiety issues in children while addressing the emotional needs of parents, too. You and Your Anxious Child brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive new vision of the future.

Overcoming Your Child s Shyness and Social Anxiety

Author: Lucy Willetts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472105844
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Psychology

Many children are naturally shy but extreme shyness and social anxiety can become a major childhood problem, leading to avoidance of school, difficulty in making friends and even developing into social anxiety in adulthood. In Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety, child psychologists Lucy Willetts and Cathy Creswell explain how parents can help a shy child learn to challenge their thoughts and behaviour patterns and learn to participate confidently in every aspect of their lives. Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural principles, the book explains what causes shyness, how to identify social anxiety in your child (sometimes masked by anger or stubbornness) and how to gradually help your child face their anxieties and develop problem-solving strategies. This book is a must for parents, teachers and anyone working with children.

Help Me I m Sad

Author: David G. Fassler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101165560
Release Date: 1998-10-01
Genre: Psychology

Until the early 1980s, there was no official diagnosis for depression in children. But children can, and do, become depressed. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health now estimates that 2.5 million youngsters under eighteen have experienced clinical depression--and the real number may be higher still."Help Me, I?m Sad" discusses how to tell if your child is at risk; how to spot symptoms; depression?s link with other problems and its impact on the family; teen suicide; finding the right diagnosis, therapist, and treatment; and what you can do to help. For parents who have--or suspect they may have--depressed children, here is practical, easy-to-understand information from a compassionate and trustworthy source.

Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression

Author: Katherine Nguyen Williams
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626251199
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Psychology

Treating adolescents with depression is challenging. This breakthrough book offers a new, cutting-edge treatment for children and teens with depression using a modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach. Modular CBT for Depressed Children and Adolescents offers a user-friendly, step-by-step transdiagnostic approach to help you treat youths whose depression presents in diverse ways. This manual offers a compelling rationale for using modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a brief overview of the limitations in community mental health that led to the development of the modular approach, distinctions from standard CBT, and a review of the current research supporting the effectiveness of this treatment. Guided by innovative research and best practices, this book provides practical steps for creating a personalized treatment approach for each client that incorporates safety needs, symptoms presentation, etiology, cultural and spiritual background, and family factors. You will also find tools to create a pragmatic conceptualization that can be coupled with the specialized treatment interventions of modular CBT. If you are looking for a detailed, session-by-session treatment program that includes specific instructions on how to use the modular approach to meet the individualized needs of your clients, this book will be your guide.