The Importance Of The Role Of Parental Depression On Children
School-age children and adolescents often display symptoms of sadness, irritability, sleeplessness, withdrawal from family and friends, difficulty concentrating, worsening academic performance, until very withdrawn from everyone. This condition must be addressed immediately.
Good parents encourage their children to talk about their concerns early and to always listen and offer help. Children may feel isolated, misunderstood, and ignored if the parents are too busy with their own problems.
Disclosed dr. Cecilia J. Setiawan, SpKJ, Kes, Awal Bros hospital psychiatrist in Tangerang, teens sometimes less able to understand the feelings of depression. They just feel helpless. They need adult help loving and devoted love, and show understanding him.
“Because if not, this condition can be brought on substance abuse and juvenile delinquency,” said dr. Cecilia exclusively to Okezone, through electronic messages recently.
In terms of biological, depression itself is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. While in terms of psychological, depression can occur because of stress in your life. Dr. Cecilia said, how to overcome depression itself is dependent on the severity of symptoms.
“Mild depression can be treated with psychotherapy, whereas moderate and severe depression should also be combined with drugs in a certain period of time,” he said.
However, according to dr. Cecilia, parents clearly played better as the trigger for depression or as a party to help children overcome depression. “To be a trigger for depression children when parents fight a lot, do not care, divorce, often torturing children, and so forth,” he said.
Therefore, further dr. Cecilia, to help children overcome depression, parents should be compact in terms of bringing the child to consult a professional, in this case a psychiatrist.
“Not just to shrink it. Noting that the treatment given to children, creating a home atmosphere conducive for children to feel alone, supported, and understood, as well as taking children to discuss the issues at hand and the expectations they have, “he concluded.