Hypnotic Cures For Depression In Young Children And Teenagers

Depression is a medical illness caused by chemical imbalances in the brain that make someone constantly feel sad, aloof, negative, and unmotivated. Depression can last for weeks, months, or even years. It can result from stress, traumatic situations, or nothing at all. Depression can affect people of any age, including teens and children.

Young people frequently suffer from depressive disorders, which leaves families with lots of questions such as: why does it happen, and what can they do for their child? The good news is that depressive disorder is treatable and some of the best depression therapies come in the form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques.

In the past, it was believed that children could not be depressed, but in reality, depression affects people of all ages. Often, depression in young people is triggered by events such as a relationship breakup, illness, a loss in the family, changing schools, or abuse. In some people, depression has no external cause. Depression is often genetic, meaning mothers and fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have offspring who suffer from depression.

There are many different forms of depression. Most adolescents with depression have a type of major depression. This form affects a person's ability to enjoy life and engage in normal activities. Some children and teens may also have a milder type of depression called Dysthymia, which is a long-term type of depression with milder symptoms than major depressive disorder. A rarer but still common type of depression is manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder), which is characterized by mood swings from extreme happiness to extreme sadness.

Depression can be a problem for young people because their symptoms may vary slightly from the symptoms adults typically have, making it harder to identify and treat. Often, children with depression will not feel sad or "depressed" as one would expect in adults. Constant irritability is often one of the biggest signs of depression in young people. Depression symptoms can be subtle, but may include constant sadness, difficulty sleeping, exhaustion, and decreased interest in things they used to love doing.

Young people with depression may have trouble with schoolwork, have difficulty-making friends, or have disciplinary issues. The effects are also pronounced for teens, who may use alcohol and drugs to escape their overwhelming depression. Depression is not the sufferer's fault, but people with depression do have the power to seek treatment and learn how to successfully cope with their depression.

Depression treatments can range from counseling and therapy, to the use of antidepressant medication. Group therapy can be helpful for teenagers and children by providing a safe place to share their feelings with others. Monitored online services such as depression in teenagers chat rooms can also provide information on depression and serve as an outlet for depressed teens.

Behavioral therapy can help teach people how to manage their depression. Trained therapists can help parents understand what triggers depression. Family therapy helps educate families on depressive disorders and what they can do to help their child.

In some cases, antidepressant medications are prescribed. This is only done under the careful supervision of a physician who will monitor the child's health and mental state. Even though people with depression may need to take antidepressants, these drugs can have undesirable side effects, especially in young people, who are still developing. For this reason, counseling, support and understanding from families and professional therapists, and the use of treatments that help children learn how to cope with their own depression are considered to be better for helping children with depression.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques can be used to treat anxiety, stress, and depression. They help people develop safe and constructive coping strategies for dealing with depression. It works for people of all ages because it is non-invasive, does not call for the use of any drugs, and is a helpful form of self-help therapy.

One NLP technique used to alleviate depression is called them NLP Flash. This technique reprograms your unconscious mind to use the thoughts that create anxiety and depression as triggers for thoughts that reduce depression instead. It is a technique that even children and teens can use to help them manage their depression.

People with depression can overcome it. Therapy can help depressed people of all ages live better. NLP techniques are excellent for helping young people and their families handle stress and depression. These treatments can diminish or even eliminate depression in any person.

Alan B. Densky, CH is a certified hypnotist and NLP Practitioner. Since 1978, he has helped thousands of clients. He offers CDs for self-hypnosis depression therapy. Visit his Neuro-VISION hypnotherapy website for the hypnosis article repository, or watch his free videos on hypnosis.