Children of all ages are affected by the behaviour of the people in their lives, especially the parent figures. If the child experiences regular discord or friction between the parents, often the child will display a despondent mood or they may become angry and uncooperative in expressing their unhappiness.
When a child loses someone close to them as in the case of a divorce, or the death of a close family member, sometimes the adults in the child’s life are so caught up in their own grieving, that the child’s emotional needs and support are overlooked.
Parents and guardians now have available to them, the support, information and resources to get children who may be suffering from depression or are at risk of more serious consequences, some much needed professional help.
Eating Disorders And Symptoms of Depression In Children
Eating disorders in people as well as children and teenagers are becoming quite common, this mental health issue is often not recognised in people in the early stages.
If the child is binge eating in their room or vomiting in the toilet, often this can be missed by busy parents.
Often by the time the parent or guardian notice that there could be a problem, the condition has become a major concern and very noticeable. This is often a very traumatic time for both the sufferer and the family, and the need for professional help, information and appropriate treatment is crucial.
This specialised mental health service is focussed on an outcome and solution basis.
Clients can expect to see improvements in their symptoms of depression over a four to eight week period, of course this will depend on the client’s particular issues. Various issues that are treated aside from depression include:-
- All anxiety problems including phobias, separation anxiety, OCD, performance anxiety (exam)
- Mood disorders
- Bullying including cyberbullying
- Abuse (Psychological, physical and sexual) and trauma
- Oppositional defiant disorder and Conduct disorder
- Self- esteem and social skills issues
- Behavioural issues including those experienced by children with autism and intellectual disability
- Learning issues
- Alcohol and other drug use
- Eating disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder
- Adjustment Issues