Parent child interaction therapy is ideal to treat depression in kids, says experts

Did you know that even children under three years undergo depression? Family problems, attending pre-school and lack of companionship can be some of the main reasons for depression amongst kids. A recent study has found out that a new therapy based on companionship between parents and children can be effective to treat depression in children!

Researchers say that this is one of the most successful and effective methods to make the child feel better. This Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) does not involve any medicines. Hence it is ideal for the child’s health as well.

Experts point out that it is best that children are not exposed to anti-depressants at such a young age.

Children below 3 years of age tend to have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). PCIT is the ideal treatment for such children.

Initially, both the child and parent have to go through separate counselling sessions. At the end, parents are introduced to emotional development module (ED) through which they can give a stronger emotional support to the child to handle their problems.

Just like how physical health of a child is monitored, parents have to always keep an eye on their mental health as well.

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