Posted in Mental Health, Teenagers, Special Needs Children

I have a teenage son with a mood disorder.

He presents well in public but it often falls apart at home. It's hard to even carry on a conversation with him because of paranoia, perceived criticism, arguments and inflexibile thinking. Any parents out there in the same boat. Tips?

  • Christine
    May 27, 2018

    I can’t speak as a parent, only as a sibling of two special needs children (now adults living with autism and developmentally challenged) and myself growing up ADD. These types of children really need structure, therapy, tons of communication setting clear expectations, consistency, and a healthy diet. We found out much later that a lot of my mood issues were food related.

  • Elbita
    May 28, 2018

    I have heard about the diet. @Christine, would you elaborate a little more.

  • Sophia
    May 28, 2018

    Consider taking him to see a psychiatrist or psychologist - they are the professionals and have seen lots of young adults like this and should be able to offer good advice.