By Dr. Pradnya Jayant Ajinkya
Counselling helpless and scared parents to deal with sons emotional or behavioural problems
James and his wife Nicole are so spent and heartbroken. They have a 13 year old son. Parents feel that their son is suffering from depression, probably anxiety and bipolar. The boy refuses to see a therapist or take any medication. He is very angry and talks rudely with his parents about their feelings about him. What are the parents supposed to do with their son and their feelings? According to parents their son is not threatening to harm himself or anyone else but he is losing out on life and it is so painful to watch.
Counselling teen mood fluctuation or something more severe ?
Ravi and Neeta is confused about their 16 year old daughter’s moods. Bosky keeps telling her parents that she feels overwhelmed with sadness. On investigation she is not able to relate her sadness to a particular point. Her feelings last for a few hours or for several days. For the record she is well adjusted, liked and comfortable with others. There are no other issues expressed. Parents are not sure how to help her.
Counselling for hidden depression
Vibha is single parenting. Her son is 19 years old. He is an engineering student and was admitted to the college of his choice. The college informed the mother that her son was going through some depression. He had confided with his friends that he was suffering since a few years but hid the problem from his mother. He now dropped out of the college after failing and also refuses medication. He stays at home all day. He keeps playing computer games all day to keep himself busy. The mother is looking for a day care to help him to spend his day productively.