How to Know If You Are Depressed?
Members share their experiences with how they first came to know that they were depressed.
FAQ: What Is the Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)?
The Children's Global Assessment Scale, or CGAS, is a tool widely used in the mental health industry to assess children and adolescents.
I Think My Child Was Misdiagnosed With Depression. Do I Need a Second Opinion?
Are you concerned that your child may have been misdiagnosed with depression? Or you believe that your child is depressed, but your doctor has failed to make the correct diagnosis? This article will help you decide whether you need to seek a second opinion for your child.
What is the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI)?
This article discusses the children's depression inventory (CDI) for measuring depression symptoms in children. The CDI is a self-report assessment used to diagnose depression in children and assess severity of symptoms of depression in children. It can discriminate between major depression disorder and dysthymic disorder in children.
Questions for Parents to Ask at a Pre-Evaluation Planning Meeting
If your child is going to be evaluated for depression you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns prior to the evaluation. Parents should come prepared to the pre-evaluation planning meeting. Psychological testing is most beneficial when the entire family is comfortable and confident with the process.
Should My Child Attend the Results of Her Psychological Testing?
If your child undergoes psychological testing for her depression you may wonder whether it is appropriate to bring her to the results meeting. Your child's age and developmental level will play a role in whether this is a good idea.
The Benefits of Psychological Tests for Children
The benefits of psychological tests for children can be great, especially for children. They can help in finding your child an accurate diagnosis and a safe treatment option.
5 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Mental Health Provider About Depression
Parents should know which questions to ask about depression in children when meeting with a doctor. Five questions can provide parents with the knowledge of what to expect during their child's depression. Facilitating communication with your child's mental health provider is important in the recovery of your child's depression.
What Is Subsyndromal Depression?
"Subsyndromal depression" is a term used by diagnosing clinicians related to a person's depression symptoms; but, what does it really mean?
What Does Depression Screening for Children Involve?
Depression screening may be the first step as part of a larger psychological assessment to determine a diagnosis for your child. It is typically a quick way to determine if a child has symptoms of depression. Further testing and evaluation is needed to determine a diagnosis and treatment for a child with depression.
The Problem With Online Depression Tests for Children
While it may be tempting to use an online depression test for your child instead of seeking professional psychological testing, there are often significant issues with using these tests for children.