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.
Traditional behavior management strategies can escalate symptoms of mood disorders. There are better ways, and support from other parents can help.
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.
Symptoms kids and teens experience with a mood disorder impact behaviors, social relationships, school work, and more. But your child is still there.
In kids, teens, and adults with bipolar a mixed state can be a dangerous time with depression and mania happening all at once.
Mania and hypomania can be hard to tell apart because they are similar, especially in kids and teens. But there are clear differences you can see in children and adults.
It can be hard to tell with kids and teens who have bipolar and FOH what’s mood instability versus what’s the chaotic, anxious, defensive, angry symptoms caused by FOH.
Children and teens with mood disorders often struggle to take baths, showers, and brush their teeth. For these kids it’s a symptom of their illness.
Parents report children with FOH have always had trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up in the morning, and having horrible nightmares way worse than other kids.