When a kid or teen has Fear of Harm FOH it can be difficult for parents to distinguish between mood struggles and temperature troubles. But there are tools you can use to help your child manage either way.
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Dissociation Mood Disorders and Fear of Harm (FOH)
For those who experience trauma, cumulative stress, anxiety, and other effects of mental illness, dissociating is the body’s way of coping and protecting itself from real or perceived danger. Dissociation can take on different forms. Three common forms children living with FOH report are
depersonalization, derealization, and localized amnesia.
IEPs 504 Plans – Mood Disorders & Mental Health In School
A 504 Plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a necessity for students living with mental health struggles and mood disorders due to the inconsistent nature of mood episodes.
Mood Disorders and Teenage Driving
When a teenager lives with a medical or mental health disorder there are additional considerations in order for driving to be safe for your teenager and others who share the road with them.
Mental Illness is Physical Illness
Living with a mental illness is living with a serious medical condition. Parents, kids, and families need information and support to understand the challenges they face in regards to mental health.
Parenting Kids / Teens with Mood Disorders & Bipolar
Traditional behavior management strategies can escalate symptoms of mood disorders. There are better ways, and support from other parents can help.
What does Prodrome Mean?
Why is Medication Not Enough?
Kids and teens with mood disorders experience an ebb and flow to symptoms. Learning new ways to parent and make lifestyle changes help medication work better.
Is My Child Normal or Having Symptoms?
Symptoms kids and teens experience with a mood disorder impact behaviors, social relationships, school work, and more. But your child is still there.
What’s a Mixed State?
In kids, teens, and adults with bipolar a mixed state can be a dangerous time with depression and mania happening all at once.