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Helping Your Depressed Child

Author : Martha Underwood Barnard
ISBN : 9781608823536
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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
Category: Family & Relationships

Helping Your Depressed Teenager

Author : Gerald D. Oster
ISBN : 0471621846
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 67.58 MB
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Discusses preventing and recognizing teen depression, knowing when to seek professional help, choosing treatment options, and more
Category: Family & Relationships

My Feeling Better Workbook

Author : Sara Hamil
ISBN : 9781572246126
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 26.31 MB
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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.
Category: Family & Relationships

Teenage Depression A Cbt Guide For Parents

Author : Shirley Reynolds
ISBN : 9781472114556
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 73.91 MB
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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.
Category: Family & Relationships

Helping Your Child Cope With Depression And Suicidal Thoughts

Author : Tonia K. Shamoo
ISBN : 0787908444
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 72.2 MB
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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.
Category: Psychology

Help Me I M Sad

Author : David G. Fassler
ISBN : 9781101165560
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 47.52 MB
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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.
Category: Psychology

Mindfulness For Teen Depression

Author : Christopher Willard
ISBN : 9781626253841
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 58.70 MB
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In Mindfulness for Teen Depression, two teen experts offer powerful tools based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you ease symptoms, work through troubling thoughts and feelings, and thrive in all aspects of life. If you’re a teen with depression, you may often feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. And it can be especially difficult to do well in school, make friends, and take those important steps toward adulthood. But it’s important for you to know that your depression is not your fault, and that it doesn’t have to define you. Most importantly, there are steps you can take to feel better. With this powerful workbook, you’ll learn effective skills based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you manage difficult emotions, gain distance from negative thoughts, and enhance your awareness of the present moment. You’ll also discover tons of activities and exercises—such as mindful meditations, walking, yoga, healthy eating and sleeping tips, and more—to help you care for your body as well as your mind. Depression can make it seem like you're viewing the world through dark or distorted glasses. When you're depressed, it’s even hard to see yourself clearly. This book will empower you to feel better, more energized, and start reaching for your goals—one step at a time.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Is Your Child Depressed

Author : Nathan Naparstek
ISBN : 0071457569
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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.
Category: Family & Relationships

Helping Your Teen Overcome Depression

Author : Miriam Kaufman
ISBN : 1552632784
Genre : Depression in adolescence
File Size : 81.45 MB
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Teen depression is on the rise in North America. According to the statistics, one teen in every high school classroom is probably suffering from a major depression. These teens come from all social, economic and cultural backgrounds - from anyone's family or community. Parents often agonize over this problem, but do nothing, hoping for the best and allowing the teenager time and space to work out his or her own problems. They try to give extra love, support and attention, but they can't help worrying. Dr. Miriam Kaufman gives the concerned parent a thorough overview of the most up-to-date medical knowledge. Drawing on her own experience and that of other doctors and psychologists who work with teenagers, and offering many illustrative case histories, the author explains what teen depression is and how it can be overcome. Medical and psychiatric conditions, gender and sexuality differences, substance abuse, anxiety, poverty and suicide, as well as the social and practical aspects of life with a depressed teen are discussed. Medical approaches, including therapy and drug treatment, are covered in detail. An entire chapter is dedicated to alternative treatments. And in a broad-ranging question-and-answer section, Dr. Kaufman addresses many of the specific concerns of parents, and of teenagers themselves. This comprehensive look at teen depression is sure to be helpful not only to teens and parents, but to teachers, guidance counselors and all those who work with adolescents.
Category: Depression in adolescence