The most comprehensive, up-to-date guide on how you can best parent a child with depression
Is Your Child Depressed? provides a thorough, up-to-date guide to help you identify and understand childhood depression. This compassionate guide confronts such controversial topics as medications in very young children and adolescents, and offers practical strategies for finding the right professional, disciplining for a depressed child, and how to help your whole family get through the challenges of having a family member with serious depression.
What you need to know about recognizing, treating, and living with your child's depression
Whether your child has been diagnosed with depression or you are concerned about your child's sadness, you probably have a million questions. What are the causes of my child's depression? How can I tell the difference between depression and ordinary sadness? What can I expect when we see a mental health professional?
Is Your Child Depressed? will help you navigate the unfamiliar landscape of childhood depression--even in children as young as three years old. Written by a noted specialist in the field, it answers parents' most frequently asked questions--and tells you how to be the best advocate for your child at home, school, and in the doctor's office.
This all-in-one guide will show you how to:
- Read the warning signs of depression and take appropriate action
- Implement parenting and discipline techniques tailored for depressed children
- Work with your child's doctor, psychologist, and teachers
- Decide whether medication is necessary and monitor its side effects
- Learn strategies for helping to create a more positive future for your child
With proper care and support, you'll find that you're not alone and that there is help--and hope--for you and your family.