Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly draining due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age. Depression and Your Child gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments. Dr Deborah Serani weaves her own personal experiences of being a depressed child along with her clinical experiences as a psychologist treating depressed children in her book Depression and Your Child.
Tonight my guest is Dr Deborah Serani hear to discuss her book Depression and your Child A Guide For Parents And Caregivers. In a three part series we will explore the difference in presentations in children and teens from those in adults and the approaches and strategies to help your child overcome this devastating illness. The ten myths surrounding child depression and the seven things children need to know about depression.