Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and by Mary A. Fristad

By Mary A. Fristad

Every day may be a trial for households suffering from the tricky, moody, ''impossible'' habit that can aspect to formative years melancholy or bipolar disease. potent support for children does exist, however it usually calls for a personalized blend of medicine, remedy, coping talents, and aid. From esteemed clinician and researcher Dr. Mary Fristad and fellow remedy professional Dr. Jill Goldberg Arnold, this critical booklet explains how therapy works and what extra steps mom and dad can take at domestic to aid young children with temper disorders--and the relatives as a whole--improve the standard in their lives. defined are why indicators glance so varied (and could be lots more durable to regulate) in youngsters and teenagers than in adults, how to define the suitable medical professional or therapist, and the way to assist childrens improve their very own ''coping toolkits.'' Bursting with functional instruments, FAQs, and examples, the booklet covers every little thing from facing clinical crises to resolving tuition difficulties, sibling conflicts, and marital rigidity.

Show description

Read or Download Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder PDF

Similar counseling books

Therapist into coach

Supply your consumers greater than simply treatment Therapist into trainer provides you the information to convey parts of a training strategy into your counseling process—adding elevated merits for your consumers’ event in addition to your perform.

Tutoring Matters: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about How to Tutor

Tutoring issues is the authoritative advisor for either the aspiring and professional show. utilizing firsthand reviews of over 100 new and skilled collage pupil tutors, the authors provide concepts and guidance for dealing with tutoring attitudes and anxieties, educating innovations, and development relationships.

Couples and Family Therapy in Clinical Practice

5th variation of a vintage textual content that perspectives and relations remedy via a psychiatric lens Written by means of clinicians with a biopsychosocial viewpoint on ailment and kinfolk disorder attracts on case reports to offer family-oriented interventions in an obtainable demeanour Explores underlying ideas in addition to a variety of useful healing innovations Culturally inclusive, allowing readers to paintings with sufferers from various backgrounds

Extra resources for Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Sample text

As with sadness, however, keep in mind that severity is a subjective judgment unless it’s tied to something measurable, such as a change from the child’s typical functioning of the past. Happiness also falls on a continuum and generally should match the situation in degree and frequency. About three weeks ago, fifteen-yearold Marcia, typically described as calm and serious, started laughing too hard and too long and at the wrong things. She giggled for several minutes when her mother told Marcia that her brother had broken his ankle.

So far she has been lucky and hasn’t hurt herself seriously. How Do I Sort Out the Symptoms? You may have noticed as you read the previous section that some symptoms were listed under more than one diagnostic category. So how do you figure out where your child fits in? Are you dealing with depression or bipolar disorder? Differentiating between the symptoms of mania and depression can often be tricky. In Table 1, we have compared the ways in which symptoms of depression and mania appear. As we discussed earlier in the chapter, figuring out which mood states your child experiences is the first challenge.

A call to his therapist confirmed their decision to take him directly to the emergency room. Bipolar disorder involves cycles between extreme moods at both ends of the spectrum—periods of depression, with extremely low moods (sadness and/or irritability and/or loss of interest), and periods of mania, with extremely high moods (rage or euphoria). Episodes of depression and mania can be separated by years or in some cases by weeks, days, or even hours. (Mark’s most significant depressive episode was during fourth grade, at age ten.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 45 votes