Kristen McClure' Blog. Pages on Anixety, Depression, Mood and Bipolar Disorders

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Oct 26, 2018

Depression in Preschoolers

Depression in Preschoolers: What You Need to Know

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Oct 26, 2018

Signs of depression in children

Signs of depression in children

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Oct 26, 2018

Depression among children

Depression among children and how it manifests itself

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Oct 26, 2018

Childhood Depression Treatments

Childhood Depression Treatments

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Oct 24, 2018

anxiety disorder in children

anxiety disorder in children: everything you need to know

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Oct 24, 2018

Childhood Separation Anxiety

Childhood Separation Anxiety

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Oct 24, 2018

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in a child

generalized anxiety disorder in a child

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Oct 24, 2018

Anxiety Medication for children

Anxiety medication for children: A guide for making this decision

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Oct 23, 2018

Signs of teenage depression

signs of teenage depression

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Sep 12, 2018

School Refusal Anxiety

School Refusal Anxiety

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Sep 10, 2018

Hard decisions ahead !!!

My 13 year old granddaughter is bipolar with ODD. She was put in the hospital about six months ago and received this diagnoses. She came home and did very

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Sep 10, 2018

How to get your teen adult child help

My daughter is 19 years old and has every symptom of bi-polar disorder. On her manic episodes she pleads me to help her. We take the time to set up doctors

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Sep 10, 2018

Can't get past the past - is too volitile to keep relationships and is lonely

I am a single mother of 2 boys, they grew up close until about ages 7 and 10, then all hell broke up. Two alpha males fighting for attention, anger issues

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Sep 10, 2018


Mother of 18 year old boy that just moved out on his 18th birthday...before he graduated high school. We have had daily crazy happenings since the day

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Sep 10, 2018

I can't handle my bipolar child

My 14 year old son has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADD and oppositional defiance disorder and he's been hospitalized so many times since age

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Sep 10, 2018

Blatant defiant

Hi my daughter is 15 years old she has bipolar ADHD ODD mental illness runs in our family she is adopted , her birth mother is my niece and she is bipolar

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Aug 30, 2018


My best friend battled with depression for over 15 years, taking different medications to deal with her feelings, overwhelming sadness and anxiety. She

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Aug 30, 2018

My Bipolar daughter story 12-17 years old

My daughter was hospitalized at 12 years old for rage and attempted suicide. She was in the hospital for 1 week. She was put on Lithium and later zoloft.

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Jul 29, 2018

Is he bipolar?

Well I am a mother, it’s my son who seems to be going through this he is 14 years old. He doesn’t go out much, but he has lots of friends at school. We

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Jul 29, 2018

DMDD and ADHD Diagnosed

My son is 6. We adopted him and do not have much history. He's been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 4. Recently diagnosed with ADHD after being in

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Jul 29, 2018

bp child 10

MY 10-year-old was DX in 2008, we still are having such a problem maintaining any kind of stability. She is on lithium 300mg am & pm, Abilify 10 mg am,

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Jul 29, 2018

bipolar 14 yr old son

I am the mother of an almost 14-year-old son who has just been diagnosed with bipolar. We are seeing a counselor who has a doctorate in psychiatry, and

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Jul 29, 2018

How much should we be asking of an 18 year old

We have an 18-year-old daughter who just graduated high school a few weeks ago. She has suffered from depression since middle school but has also hinted

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Jul 29, 2018

Thank you

I just wanted to say how happy I am you had this information on the web. My daughter is 16 and was diagnosed bipolar and OCD nov 2010. Every day is

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Jul 29, 2018

H.S. Senior daughter with a needy, difficult personality. Medication suggestions?

Hi, My husband and I have a daughter who is almost 18 and a senior in high school. She has depression, OCD, and her psychiatrist thinks she may be bipolar

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Jul 05, 2018

Kristen's daily anxiety and depression blog

A blog to help with anxiety and depression

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Jul 05, 2018


Social support decreases child depression

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Jul 04, 2018

Childhood Anxiety Treatment and Child Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Childhood Anxiety treatment and child bipolar disorder and treatment explained by a North Carolina therapist

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Mar 12, 2018

My struggle to love my daughter

My almost nine year old daughter has had anger problems since two years old. She throws tantrums, says bad words, hits and destroys things when she doesn't

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Mar 12, 2018

19 Month Old Refusing Sleep unless Sleeping ON me

My toddler has never been great with sleeping. He grew at a quick rate and was up every hour and a half in the first 12 weeks at night. He also came out

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Feb 21, 2018

Diagnosing my four year old

My child is in DHS state custody for his behavior which they are faulting me for so anything I mention is under looked or not taken seriously. Yesterday

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Feb 21, 2018

Mother of a six year old girl about to start 1st grade showing signs of separation anxiety

My daughter is 6 and is about to start 1st grade. And every summer right before school starts each summer she starts having problems doing anything without

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Feb 20, 2018

adolescent bipolar : Parenting Tips and Information

adolescent bipolar treatment is described

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Dec 05, 2017

My Therapy Practice

Information about my therapy practice

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Dec 01, 2017

Bipolar Disorder Types

Bipolar Disorder Types

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Jul 16, 2017

Bipolar Disorder and Creativity

Bipolar disorder and creativity

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Jul 11, 2017

bipolar disorder therapy

Bipolar disorder therapy can be tremendously helpful

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Jun 14, 2017

children of bipolar parents

Children of bipolar parents the positive side.

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Dec 19, 2016

My sister was diagnosed with bipolar. They say it's genetic, does that mean that I can develop it? I'm 32 years old. Do my children have a chance of developing it too?

My sister was diagnosed bipolar 1 after the birth of her child. I had never heard of bipolar before this. Now I fear that myself or my children can develop

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Dec 19, 2016

Little girl in the closet

I met and fell deeply in love with a woman who suffers from BPD. I did not know this at the start of our relationship, however I learned along the way

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Dec 19, 2016

Am I a bipolar teen?

I am either depressed or bipolar, I tend to think nothing of myself. My family and friends say I am both smart and beautiful but everyday I feel like a

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Dec 19, 2016

Why can't I simply "try"?

My child has bi-polar. My husband's child has bi-polar. My sister's niece has bi-polar. My moms grand-daughter has bi-polar. My daughters teacher has

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Dec 19, 2016

Difficulties with my bipolar daughter

Hi, I have a daughter 17 years old that struggles with bipolar disorder. On top of that she has a lot of problems to interact with other teenagers, lack

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Dec 19, 2016

Mom-the "soft target"

I have a 13 year old son that was diagnosed bipolar in first grade. His father is bipolar, and for 4 years has been struggling with his addictions. We

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Dec 14, 2016

Anger management in children with bipolar disorder and mood disorders

A page which describes anger management in children with bipolar or mood disorders

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May 11, 2016

Early warning signs of BD in 2 yr old

I am an early childhood educator and one of my students is showing some bipolar warning signs. She is almost 2 years old. She often has EXTREME difficulty

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Mar 13, 2015

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms in Children

A therapist describes bipolar disorder symptoms in children and toddlers

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Feb 12, 2015


How to deal with anger, bipolar child, parenting, discipline

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Nov 13, 2014

ADHD and Parenting

ADHD and Parenting expert Kaye Marner

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