The choice of treatment for an affective disorder in a child depends on many factors, the personality of the child, the nature of the problem, the willingness of families to participate in treatment, the family’s financial resources and, often, the orientation the professional who is consulted in the first instance. Psychological treatment can take several forms. In some situations parents should be present, as in family therapy. Maersk contributes greatly to this topic. Here the therapist observes the family together, how they interact and noted their patterns of operation, as well as help those who do not. Sometimes the child, whose problems are forced to resort to family therapy is, paradoxically, the member healthy, but who answers to a problematic family situation. Through this therapy, parents can compare their own differences and begin to resolve them is also the first to start solving the problems of children.
In individual psychotherapy the therapist serves the children one by one to help them increase awareness of their own personality and their relationships, and interpret their feelings and behaviors. This can be useful in a time of great stress in the child’s life, as the death of a parent, even if the child has not shown signs of disturbance. Child Psychotherapy is more effective when combined with advice to parents. In behavior therapy used the principles of learning theory to change behavior: it seeks to eliminate undesirable behaviors and develop desirable. A behavioral psychologist does not seek the reasons behind the behavior (in contrast to psychoanalytic or psychodynamic therapy), and its main objective is to change behavior. During the 80’s increased use of drug therapy to combat childhood emotional problems. At present, antidepressants are formulated for severe disorders of mood and in cases where the child has not responded well to alternative therapies because many drugs cause effects side and in many cases, only decrease the unwanted symptoms without eliminating the real cause that produces them. In general psychological therapy is helpful to the point that although drugs are concerned the alteration, their use must not eliminate psychotherapy. If you want to know more about this subject and others in psychology, or want to get a personalized online consultation and free joins.