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Mood Disorder Support and Resources

It is very rare for a young child to be diagnosed with a mood disorder.  

One could say it's quite crazy actually, but it does happen.  

Our sweet Sunshine was diagnosed at age four by her developmental pediatrician.  

The developmental pediatrician has worked with Sunshine since she was two years old, seeing her regularly every three months.

The diagnosis took two years of:
  • Observation
  • Documenting behavioral patterns
  • The elimination of every other possible reason behind the behaviors and lack of sleep
  • Introduction and success of medication
  • Gathering a genetic history of birth parents
All factors pointed directly to a mood disorder.  

And so we have embarked on a journey to help Sunshine as much as we can, advocating for her along the way.  

We want to be a voice for her and all children who suffer from mood disorders.  

This is why we have created our Mood Disorder Support and Resources page.  

No one should have to face this journey alone.

Mood Disorder Support and Resources

This page contains all of our mood disorder support and resources and will be updated regularly to reflect our most recent posts.  Enjoy!

The Cost of Raising a Child with Severe Mental Healht Struggles 5 Tips for Helping Children with Mood Disorders at Halloween When Traditional Mental Health Therapy Doesn't Work Mood Disorder Tips: How to Help a Child Through Manic and Depressive Episodes 6 Ways to Help a Family Going through a Mental Health Emergency Amen Clinic Brain Scans with FREE Social Story My Child Wants to Kill Herself! Now What? 4 Prompts to Mindfulness Printable Goodbye Sunshine Anger Management for Kids Our Pediatric Mental Health Crisis Wha I'd Wish I'd Known About My Child's Mood Disorder Med Changes A Safety Plan for Mental Health 5 Ways to Help Kids Manage Strong Emotions 10 Ways to Help Family with Special Needs Children 4 Steps to Managing Aggressive Behaviors Gift Ideas for Aggressive Kids Who Rage Am I Going Crazy? How to Recognize Signs of a Mood Disorder in Young Children Diagnosis Day A Guide to Pediatric Specialists What Does Normal Look Like? It's Personal:  Burn Out Preparing for an appointment with a developmental pediatrician The Choice to Medicate Your Special Needs Child How Our Family Came to the Decision to Homeschool Our Children

If you have a child with other special needs, you may find the following pages helpful as well.
Anxiety Disorder Support and Services Autism Support and Services PTSD Support and Services Reactive Attachment Disorder Support and Services

Mood Disorder Support and Resources

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