Mental health involves our psychological, social, and emotional well-being. It has an impact on how one feels, thinks, and acts. Mental health also enables us to know how to cope with stress, make choices, and relate with others (Patel & Prince, 2014). Clinical depression refers to mental disorders that depict changes in mood, activity and thinking that may weaken one’s social functioning. This article describes the care and management of a clinically depressed young person (Watson & Kissain, 2017).
Most of the depressed young people experience stigma when depressed hence one should assess and detect young ones with depression for care and treatment. Treatment is targeted to the child as a whole and not certain sequences of symptoms and signs (Patel & Prince, 2014). Treating directly the disorders of depression should barely be supplemented by support from family who are important in helping to focus the treatment for their young one. Hence it is important to inform the parents of this child about the matter to help in the treatment process (Watson & Kissain, 2017).
The therapies include self-help and they are regarded as an acute depression treatment for children and young adults. They are problem-solving therapies, family therapy, interpersonal therapies (IPT), and cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT). As apparent to your son’s best friend, you should take an initiative to talk to the young so as to help in curbing the depression (Patel & Prince, 2014).
Is one of the depression treatment regimes that give people a chance in exploring their symptoms and challenges with an individual who is trained (Watson & Kissain, 2017). Enables the affected individual in helping themselves and allowing them to make decisions on their own hence one should seek the help of knowledgeable people in assessing and detecting clinically depressed children (LAM, R. A. Y. M. O. N. D. W.., 2018)
Lastly, psychological schemes like counseling, education, and upkeep of individuals and their families can assist in comprehending the management of stress and obedience with medication (LAM, R. A. Y. M. O. N. D. W., 2018). This is because being mentally healthy is significant in every life stage that is from childhood to adulthood and being an adolescent
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