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.
Moreover, research shows that such
childhood depression is highly predictive of adult problems.
"Help Me, I'm Sad" explains
how parents can play a vital role in helping a child overcome,
and often prevent, depression and:
- How to tell if your child is at
- How to spot symptoms
- Impact on the family
- Teen suicide
- Finding the right diagnosis, therapist,
- And what you can do to help.
- How to avoid depression by building
a child's emotional adaptability.
For parents who have--or suspect
they may have--depressed children, here is practical, easy-to-understand
information from a compassionate and trustworthy source.