Brain disorders and mental health: Common treatmentsBBrain disorders and mental health: Common treatmentsBrain disorders and mental health: Common treatmentsEnglishPsychiatryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainBrainNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2017-07-12T04:00:00ZKyla McDonald, MA, PhD (c);Tricia Williams, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN​​13.000000000000035.0000000000000495.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Discover the range of treatments and support your child if they face mental health challenges because of a neurological condition.</p><p>Although some programs have been developed specifically for children with <a href="/Article?contentid=1926&language=English">brain disorders</a>, many of the suggested approaches come from what helps with typically developing kids and their families. These include:</p><ul><li>parenting support</li><li>behaviour therapy</li><li>cognitive behavioural therapy</li><li>mindfulness</li><li>medications</li></ul> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Parenting support can be provided to individual parents or in groups to help promote your child's development and prevent or handle any emotional and behavioural problems.</li> <li>Psychotherapy can help both the child and the rest of the family cope with the impact of a neurological condition on personal and family life.</li> <li>A child may also benefit from mindfulness, to focus their thoughts, and motivational interviewing, to help them understand their reasons for changing their behaviour.</li> <li>Medications may sometimes be recommended, depending on your child's needs.</li> </ul><h2>Parenting support</h2> <p>In the early years, parenting support can be extremely helpful in promoting your child's development and mental health. Please speak to your family doctor about resources that might be available in your community. The neuropsychologist might also be able to share some options after your child's <a href="/Article?contentid=2002&language=English">neuropsychological assessment</a>.</p> <p>This type of support can be offered in group sessions or to individual parents or couples. The overall goals are to help parents:</p> <ul> <li>promote their child's emotional, social and academic competence</li> <li>prevent, reduce and treat behavioural and emotional problems.</li> </ul> <h2>Psychotherapy</h2> <p>The main type of therapy that has been shown to be useful is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This helps a child explore the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.</p> <p>As another form of psychotherapy, family therapy helps those affected by a brain disorder and any mental health issues to understand the family as a system. The goal of family therapy is to support optimal development and mental health for <em>all</em> family members.</p> <h2>Mindfulness </h2> <p>Mindfulness helps parents practise being focused on the present moment in their parenting and responding thoughtfully to any behavioural issues instead of reacting as if on autopilot.</p> <p>An emerging body of research indicates that mindfulness can also help children improve their abilities to pay attention, calm down when they are upset and make better decisions. In short, it helps both parents and children regulate their emotions and focus their thinking.</p> <h2>Motivational interviewing </h2> <p>Motivational interviewing is a type of interview that is done in a clinic by a therapist, psychologist or trained medical professional to help patients understand their positive motivations for changing their behaviour to improve their physical and mental health. This interviewing technique can occur as needed or over a series of sessions.</p> <h2>Medications </h2> <p>Some children can learn to cope with support from parents, mindfulness or other therapies. However, medications may sometimes be recommended if they are considered appropriate. This very much depends on a child's individual needs.</p><h2>Further information</h2> <p>For more information on brain disorders and related mental health challenges, please see the following pages:</p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=1926&language=English">Brain disorders and mental health: Overview</a></p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=2002&language=English">Brain disorders and mental health: Assessing your child for neuropsychological difficulties</a></p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=2003&language=English">Brain disorders and mental health: How to help your child cope</a></p> <h2>Resources</h2> <p>The following books offer useful information about brain disorders and related mental health issues.</p> <p>Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2009). <em>Smart but Scattered. </em>New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2010). <em>Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents</em>. New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Greene, R. W. (2014). <em>The Explosive Child.</em> New York, NY: HarperCollins.</p> <p>Guare, R. & Dawson, P. (2013). <em>Smart but Scattered TEENS. </em>New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Huebner, D. (2005). <em>What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety</em>. Magination Press.</p> <p>Siegel, D. J. (2013). <em>Brainstorm. </em>New York, NY: Penguin Group.</p> <p>Siegal, D. J. & Bryson, T. P. (2011). <em>The Whole Brain Child</em>. New York, NY: Random House.</p>
Les troubles du cerveau et la santé mentale: les traitements actuelsLLes troubles du cerveau et la santé mentale: les traitements actuelsBrain disorders and mental health: Common treatmentsFrenchPsychiatryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainBrainNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2017-07-12T04:00:00ZKyla McDonald, MA, PhD (c);Tricia Williams, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN​​13.000000000000035.0000000000000495.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez l’éventail de traitements et mécanismes de soutien existants pour votre enfant s’il doit composer avec des problèmes de santé mentale découlant d’u</p><p>Bien que certains programmes s’adressent directement aux enfants atteints de <a href="/Article?contentid=1926&language=French">troubles du cerveau</a>, bon nombre de stratégies s’inspirent d’idées émises pour aider les enfants au développement typique et leur famille. Ces stratégies comprennent:</p><ul><li>le soutien aux parents;</li><li>la thérapie comportementale;</li><li>la thérapie cognitivo-comportementale;</li><li>la pleine conscience;</li><li>les médicaments.</li></ul> <br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Le soutien aux parents peut être fourni sous forme de séances individuelles ou de groupes pour favoriser le développement de l’enfant et pour prévenir ou gérer ses problèmes affectifs et comportementaux.</li> <li>La psychothérapie peut aider l’enfant et les autres membres de la famille à composer avec les conséquences d’un problème neurologique sur la vie personnelle et familiale.</li> <li>L’enfant peut aussi tirer des bienfaits de la pleine conscience pour canaliser ses pensées et de la technique d’entrevue motivationnelle pour l’aider à trouver les motivations nécessaires pour changer son comportement.</li> <li>Des médicaments peuvent parfois être recommandés, selon les besoins de l’enfant.</li> </ul><h2>Soutien aux parents</h2> <p>Dans les premières années, le soutien aux parents peut être extrêmement utile pour favoriser le développement et la santé mentale de votre enfant. Informez-vous auprès de votre médecin de famille des ressources accessibles au sein de votre collectivité. Le neuropsychologue pourrait aussi vous proposer certaines démarches après l'<a href="/Article?contentid=2002&language=French">évaluation neuropsychologique</a> de votre enfant..</p> <p>Ce type de soutien peut être offert aux parents séparément ou aux couples sous forme de séances individuelles ou de groupe. L’objectif général est d’aider les parents à:</p> <ul> <li>développer les aptitudes émotionnelles, sociales et scolaires de leur enfant;</li> <li>prévenir, réduire et gérer leurs problèmes comportementaux et affectifs.</li> </ul> <h2>Psychothérapie</h2> <p>Le principal type de thérapie qui s’est avérée utile est la thérapie cognitivo-comportementale. Cette thérapie aide l’enfant à comprendre les liens qui existent entre ses pensées, ses sentiments et ses comportements.</p> <p>La thérapie familiale est une autre forme de psychothérapie qui aide les personnes atteintes d’un trouble du cerveau et d’un problème de santé mentale à envisager la famille comme un système. L’objectif de la thérapie familiale est de favoriser au mieux le développement et la santé mentale de tous les membres de la famille.</p> <h2>Pleine conscience </h2> <p>La pratique de la pleine conscience aide les parents à se concentrer sur le moment présent dans leur rôle parental. Les parents apprennent ainsi à réagir de façon réfléchie à tous les problèmes de comportement au lieu de fonctionner en pilote automatique.</p> <p>De plus en plus de recherches montrent que la pleine conscience peut aussi aider les enfants à améliorer leurs capacités d’attention, à se calmer lorsqu’ils sont contrariés et à prendre de meilleures décisions. En bref, elle aide les parents et les enfants à réguler leurs émotions et à canaliser leurs pensées.</p> <h2>Technique d’entrevue motivationnelle </h2> <p>La technique d’entrevue motivationnelle est un type d’entrevue pratiquée dans une clinique par un thérapeute, un psychologue ou un professionnel formé à cet effet. Elle aide les patients à trouver les motivations positives nécessaires pour changer leur comportement afin d’améliorer leur santé physique et mentale. Cette technique peut être utilisée au besoin ou au cours d’une série de séances.</p> <h2>Médicaments </h2> <p>Certains enfants peuvent apprendre à composer avec leur situation grâce au soutien de leurs parents, à la technique de la pleine conscience ou à d’autres thérapies. Cependant, quand ils sont considérés comme pertinents, les médicaments peuvent parfois être recommandés. Leur utilisation dépend beaucoup des besoins particuliers de l’enfant.</p><h2>Pour de plus amples renseignements</h2> <p>Pour de plus amples renseignements sur les troubles du cerveau et les problèmes de santé mentale, veuillez consulter les pages suivantes: </p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=1926&language=French">Les troubles du cerveau et la santé mentale: presentation generale</a></p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=2002&language=French">Les troubles du cerveau et la santé mentale: comment aider votre enfant à s’adapter</a></p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=2003&language=French">Les troubles du cerveau et la santé mentale: les traitements actuels​</a></p> <h2>Sources de renseignements</h2> <p>Les ouvrages suivants (uniquement en anglais) fournissent des renseignements utiles sur les troubles du cerveau et les problèmes de santé mentale qui en découlent.</p> <p>Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2009). <em>Smart but Scattered. </em>New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2010). <em>Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents</em>. New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Greene, R. W. (2014). <em>The Explosive Child.</em> New York, NY: HarperCollins.</p> <p>Guare, R. & Dawson, P. (2013). <em>Smart but Scattered TEENS. </em>New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Huebner, D. (2005). <em>What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety</em>. Magination Press.</p> <p>Siegel, D. J. (2013). <em>Brainstorm. </em>New York, NY: Penguin Group.</p> <p>Siegal, D. J. & Bryson, T. P. (2011). <em>The Whole Brain Child</em>. New York, NY: Random House.</p>

 

 

Brain disorders and mental health: Common treatments2004.00000000000Brain disorders and mental health: Common treatmentsBrain disorders and mental health: Common treatmentsBEnglishPsychiatryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainBrainNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2017-07-12T04:00:00ZKyla McDonald, MA, PhD (c);Tricia Williams, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN​​13.000000000000035.0000000000000495.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Discover the range of treatments and support your child if they face mental health challenges because of a neurological condition.</p><p>Although some programs have been developed specifically for children with <a href="/Article?contentid=1926&language=English">brain disorders</a>, many of the suggested approaches come from what helps with typically developing kids and their families. These include:</p><ul><li>parenting support</li><li>behaviour therapy</li><li>cognitive behavioural therapy</li><li>mindfulness</li><li>medications</li></ul> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Parenting support can be provided to individual parents or in groups to help promote your child's development and prevent or handle any emotional and behavioural problems.</li> <li>Psychotherapy can help both the child and the rest of the family cope with the impact of a neurological condition on personal and family life.</li> <li>A child may also benefit from mindfulness, to focus their thoughts, and motivational interviewing, to help them understand their reasons for changing their behaviour.</li> <li>Medications may sometimes be recommended, depending on your child's needs.</li> </ul><h2>Parenting support</h2> <p>In the early years, parenting support can be extremely helpful in promoting your child's development and mental health. Please speak to your family doctor about resources that might be available in your community. The neuropsychologist might also be able to share some options after your child's <a href="/Article?contentid=2002&language=English">neuropsychological assessment</a>.</p> <p>This type of support can be offered in group sessions or to individual parents or couples. The overall goals are to help parents:</p> <ul> <li>promote their child's emotional, social and academic competence</li> <li>prevent, reduce and treat behavioural and emotional problems.</li> </ul> <h2>Psychotherapy</h2> <p>The main type of therapy that has been shown to be useful is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This helps a child explore the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.</p> <p>As another form of psychotherapy, family therapy helps those affected by a brain disorder and any mental health issues to understand the family as a system. The goal of family therapy is to support optimal development and mental health for <em>all</em> family members.</p> <h2>Mindfulness </h2> <p>Mindfulness helps parents practise being focused on the present moment in their parenting and responding thoughtfully to any behavioural issues instead of reacting as if on autopilot.</p> <p>An emerging body of research indicates that mindfulness can also help children improve their abilities to pay attention, calm down when they are upset and make better decisions. In short, it helps both parents and children regulate their emotions and focus their thinking.</p> <h2>Motivational interviewing </h2> <p>Motivational interviewing is a type of interview that is done in a clinic by a therapist, psychologist or trained medical professional to help patients understand their positive motivations for changing their behaviour to improve their physical and mental health. This interviewing technique can occur as needed or over a series of sessions.</p> <h2>Medications </h2> <p>Some children can learn to cope with support from parents, mindfulness or other therapies. However, medications may sometimes be recommended if they are considered appropriate. This very much depends on a child's individual needs.</p><h2>Further information</h2> <p>For more information on brain disorders and related mental health challenges, please see the following pages:</p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=1926&language=English">Brain disorders and mental health: Overview</a></p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=2002&language=English">Brain disorders and mental health: Assessing your child for neuropsychological difficulties</a></p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=2003&language=English">Brain disorders and mental health: How to help your child cope</a></p> <h2>Resources</h2> <p>The following books offer useful information about brain disorders and related mental health issues.</p> <p>Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2009). <em>Smart but Scattered. </em>New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2010). <em>Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents</em>. New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Greene, R. W. (2014). <em>The Explosive Child.</em> New York, NY: HarperCollins.</p> <p>Guare, R. & Dawson, P. (2013). <em>Smart but Scattered TEENS. </em>New York, NY: The Guildford Press.</p> <p>Huebner, D. (2005). <em>What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety</em>. Magination Press.</p> <p>Siegel, D. J. (2013). <em>Brainstorm. </em>New York, NY: Penguin Group.</p> <p>Siegal, D. J. & Bryson, T. P. (2011). <em>The Whole Brain Child</em>. New York, NY: Random House.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/brain_disorders_and_mental_health_how_to_help_your_child_cope.jpgBrain disorders and mental health: Common treatments

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