Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Why is parenting skills so important for sufferers with depression and anxiety?

In my practice, part of the treatment for patients with depression and anxiety is to help parents with parenting skills.  Parenting is one of the hardest job in the world but yet, we get so little training in this area.  Parenting although very rewarding, can be a very common source of stress, and if we can manage this better, then the stress and anxiety will be less.  There is good evidence to support this.

Please consider talking to your Doctor about help in this area.  If your Doctor do not provide parenting skill training, then your Doctor will generally refer you to the right people.  In Australia, TripleP is a well known and reputable organization which focus on parenting.

Please click on this link for more information on TripleP in your part of the world.