depression

  1. F

    Dog issue for others with more than one dog??

    We brought Jackson home Wednesday night and all seemed to go well. The past two days we notuced our spunky little terrior is not herself. She is a daddys girl and we decided he would continue showering her with attention but ahe is acting quiet, wont play with her beloved toys and seems almost...
  2. runawaybunny

    Intervention shows promise for treating depression in preschool-aged children

    PCIT-ED is one of the first psychotherapeutic treatments to target early childhood depression Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that a therapy-based treatment for disruptive behavioral disorders can be adapted and used as an effective treatment option for early...
  3. runawaybunny

    Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens

    Teens who are bullied and are autistic or have social communication difficulties have higer rates of depression Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied. Researchers at the University of...
  4. C

    I can’t discipline my teenager

    My son struggles with depression, anger issues, sleep apnea and ADD. He does whatever he wants, and I feel helpless. I’m a single mother of 3, my oldest being my 16yo daughter, then my teenage boy who is 13 (Devin) and my youngest son who is 4. Devin doesn’t go to school. he missed 60 days last...
  5. F

    18 year old son not going to therapy or taking his medication

    I typed the title of this thread into Google the other day and it took me to this wonderful site. In some ways, I'm embarrassed because my situation is still in its embryonic stages compared to some of you veterans of these situations. On the other hand, it was the first time in five years, I...
  6. upthewolves

    Introduction

    Hello battle-weary parents, My 10yo son has always been "different," "passionate" and "more intense"; maybe four years ago we had him do testing and was diagnosed with ADHD, and has picked up Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depressive Disorder and my favorite, Mood Disorder not otherwise specified, which I suspect covers the...
  7. runawaybunny

    Teens who were severely bullied as children at higher risk of suicidal thoughts, mental health issue

    Teens who were severely bullied as children by peers are at higher risk of mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and behaviours, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Our findings showed a general tendency, in about 15% of the children, of being...
  8. M

    15 Year Old TRYING To Get Pregnant!

    Hi everyone. I’m new here. Have been reading posts for a week or so now because my daughter (15) had started seeing a therapist and taking medication. High school started this year and she seemed excited to start and things were going well. Few weeks into the year boyfriend came into the...
  9. runawaybunny

    Teenage depression linked to father's depression

    Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. While the link between mothers' depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new Lancet Psychiatry study is the...
  10. M

    Bipolar Son

    My so is 20. He had his first stint in the psychiatric ward at 17. Since then it has been hell. He has started stalking a girl and was arrested. We had to leave him in jail for 8days I order to convince court he is not right. They did and stated he needed a psychiatric evaluation and follow treatment...
  11. M

    My life is a wreck and therefore so is my parenting

    Ok, here it goes. Tonight i almost hit my breaking point with anxiety. I feel so stressed out and guilty to even be at this place in my life and now i know its beyond self repair. It scares me to think of going anywhere short or long term but i know its come to it. My depression is...
  12. B

    Really need advice.

    My Son had a very bad summer, well a really bad past year, but this summer he wen inpatient at Children's for depression. Once he got out things seemed to be getting back on track and he started dating "C". Then he started slipping back. Not because of "C" because he is a stubborn child who...
  13. S

    New need support

    Warning, this is gonna be long. Having a very hard day...after several very hard years. I've been lurking around this website for a while now, thankful to have found it about a week ago. Our 19 year old daughter is once again, home "visiting" after her stay downtown at the park (or possibly...
  14. M

    So worn down

    Hello, Ive never posted here before but have sometimes read things here after googling issues about my son. Im here weeping over how overpowered by this situation i am. He was diagnosed adhd and odd at age six, is now age 19. I suspect both my children (21 year old daughter also) may also be on...
  15. B

    To All Parents/Stepparents/Caregivers Whose Children Threaten Suicide

    Do not let the incident pass. Do not write it off to "hormones" or "moodiness." Do not allow your child to minimize their statements. Do not minimize it yourself. My family is living proof that much more damage will be done by underreacting than overreacting. I'm doing a lot of reflecting...
  16. MammaB

    19 year old son on a dangerous down spiral.

    Hallo, I have a son who is using pot on a daily basis. He has started using in junior high and he is escalating. He didn't graduate high school and now, in order to get a HS diploma, he has to enroll in online school. I don't think he will go forward with that. He has a full-time (the third job...
  17. sooverit

    See it over and over

    I see all of what I have to say over and over in these forums. I am glad (and sad) that I am not the only one going through this. I have a son who recently graduated highschool, turned eighteen, and I feel like I have no control. I would be lying if I said it just started. It didn't. He has been...
  18. Q

    Scared and Confused: Depressed brother might be a danger.

    Hello everyone and let start off by apologizing as I am not a parent, but seeing as how my mother does not speak English and is not computer savvy I decided to look for support. My brother is 22 years old and he is severely depressed. His depression has led him to develop certain health issues...
  19. J

    New here

    I had no idea this site existed, I actually Googled "when you can't stand your child" and this popped up. So I guess I'm not alone :(. I have an almost 15 year old son diagnosed on the spectrum (aspergers), depression, he's definitely has ODD. He makes our daily lives basically a living hell...
  20. Fao

    New Member, New Parent

    My name is Fao, I am bi-gendered, married for just over 2 years, 23, and have a 15 month old son (first child, most likely only child). I really need some advice. I will share my story, to give people some background about my situation. I probably sound whiny, but please understand I have never...
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