It can be very overwhelming to get the news that your child or teenager has been diagnosed with depression. Parents often blame themselves, wondering “What did I do wrong?” or “What could I have done to stop this?” You may be worried sick about your child, or even feel depressed yourself. These emotions are common […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Has your child been acting unusually sad or out-of-sorts lately? Have they been having more trouble functioning at home or at school because of their mood? It’s possible your child may be experiencing depression. Contrary to popular belief, depression is not just an adult issue. The only way to know for sure is to go […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Before reading this post, click here to catch up by reading “Should I Take My Child to a Psychologist? Part One.” It can be extremely valuable to have answers to questions about your child’s psychological functioning, as discussed in my previous post. But what do you do after this step? You know what’s wrong, so […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
When I used to work as a psychologist at a Speech and Hearing Clinic, I gave an outreach presentation to some teachers and Speech Language Pathologists about when to refer a child to a psychologist. After the presentation, several of them told me how helpful this was to finally understand. And then I began thinking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What kind of school did you go to? What do you do all day? Can you prescribe medicine? Wait, what’s a psychologist? Is it different than a psychiatrist? I get variations of these questions a lot. They’re great questions and I thought I’d take time to answer them on here to give you all a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.