My SD has been found to have depression. My DH and I have had concerns with this for a long time (he's been asking for almost 3 years to allow counseling, which is also when he asked to allow testing for ADHD, which finally happened in Sept...). Her doctor finally brought this up to BM (SD's mom) at an appointment last week, after speaking with DH.
My mom is a nurse in a pediatric mental health unit... And I told her this. She told me "You better watch out. All of the kids that come in here with Depression and ADHD are really bad off"... She said some of them cut, they try to commit suicide, etc...
Someone, anyone, PLEASE tell us what to look out for, what SD may/could do, etc. We like to be proactive in care, and I want to make sure that we look into stuff. Of course we will do actual research as well, but I'd like to hear from those who have dealt with it or know someone who has.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Apr. 19, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by oahoah at 1:00 AM on Apr. 19, 2011