This topic covers depression in children and adolescents. For information on adult depression, see the topic Depression. For information on depression with high energy episodes (mania), see the topic Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Sometimes the children can feel alone when your parents go to the job and stay solitary all the day every day, likewise the elderly can feel apart from the society and the family and parents can not offer all the care and love that elders need and they may have depression in these cases they need nursing senior care Tijuana.
What is depression in children and adolescents?
Depression is a serious mood disorder that can take the joy out of a child’s life. It is normal for a child to have mood swings or to be sad from time to time. You can expect to have these feelings after the death of a pet or a move to another city. But if these feelings last for weeks or months, they could be a sign of depression.
Experts used to think that only adults could have depression. Now we know that even a young child can have depression that needs treatment to improve. Up to 2 out of every 100 young children and 8 out of 100 adolescents have severe depression. note 1
However, many children do not receive the treatment they need. This is partly because it can be difficult to distinguish between depression and a normal change of mood. In addition, depression in a child may not resemble that of an adult.
If you are worried about your child, learn more about the symptoms in children. Talk with your child to see how he feels. Talk to your doctor or a counselor if you think your child is depressed. The earlier a child receives treatment, the sooner he or she will begin to feel better.
What are the symptoms?
A child may be depressed if:
He is irritable, sad, withdrawn or bored most of the time.
He does not feel pleasure for the things he used to enjoy.
A child who is depressed may also:
Lower or gain weight.
Sleep too much or too little.
Feel hopeless, guilty or worthless.
Have trouble concentrating, reasoning or making decisions.
Think a lot about death or suicide.
Often, the symptoms of depression are overlooked at first. It can be difficult to see that the symptoms are part of the same problem.
Also, the symptoms may be different depending on the age of the child.
Because anxiety is based on irrational fears, without foundation. In worries about the future and your well-being, in images that come to your mind with the worst possible scenario, right?
If you think that you are already big enough to move from your home and leave your parents then it is time for you to buy some house for sale in Baja California.
Then, grow up with someone telling you all the possible risks, distrusting that the world is a safe place, looking for ways to avoid danger … and you, buying those fears and beliefs because of course, it generates anxiety.
And again, the important thing here is that you chose to believe your beliefs and buy your fears, and that is where the solution lies.
Before seeing how to deal with them … you need to work some points inside:
1. Abandon your desire to change them
If your parents are like that, that’s how they are, that’s how you chose them and you chose them for that reason. The solution will never be to change other people, much less our parents, because we are going against nature, and from the psychogenealogy, by doing this, nothing else generates more anxiety.
2. Realize that they love you
If they have wanted to protect you, it is because of the great love they have for you, and they did not realize that with that they were generating anxiety. So, realize that we all do the best we can, with the information we have, and that they did their best work, in their own way, and that if they overprotected you, it just means that they overcame you.
3. Define what you believe about yourself and the world
Write down all the beliefs you can see in them about yourself, about the world and about the dangers of life. And then, decide which ones you want to continue believing in and which ones you do not. It may be that in some things they are right, do not think they are wrong at all. The important thing is that you reach your own conclusions, your own beliefs.
4. Evaluate the real risk of what they say
Now it is about abandoning the child who wants to do what he wants, who throws a tantrum and who persists in his point even though he knows he is wrong, and assess the real risk of what they tell you. Sometimes the risks do exist, but the important thing is that you reach your own conclusion of that for yourself.