Patient discussion about parenting

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Q. I’m with depression. I don't want to tell this to my parents, so what can I do to cure it?

I’m with depression. And I seem to be depressed only when I spend an extended amount of time with family and then I leave them. I don't want to tell this to my parents, so what can I do to cure it?
A1Sounds like you are missing home. Call them up and yack on the phone some. Its part of life to have to be out on your own and everyone usually misses home. Its good you have one to go back to. But you can decide to try and make some roots right where you are. You can't really live your life in two places at once. The advice I was given by a very spiritual person I used to talk to alot was that you have to bloom where you are planted. Make the best of where you are at and quit worrying about how it could be somewhere else. Try and make some friends and get involved in something where you are at. Get put and explore around and see what happens.
A2I think you are suffering with Situational Depression which is a very common form of depression. Hang with positive people. Do things you like to do even if you don't feel like it. Get plenty of sleep, and try to stay busy so you don't dwell on it too much. You will be okay.

Q. Are there any special forums for parents to kids with cancer?

I think my sister could really use that kind of support group of people who are going through the exact same thing they never dreamed to be.
A1But how should I tell her to go there? she acts like she doesn't need help. she says she isn't the one who needs treatment and she wouldn't want to waste time and energy on herself now- only on the kid. How do I convince her it's important?
A2I found it helpful to go to a Wellness Community meeting for cancer patients. This is a non-profit organization that is great at providing information about cancer and all its aspects. They also have group sessions where you can find out about the experience others have had with many different kinds of cancer. It is devastating to learn that someone close has cancer, but there are many treatment options that are very successful.
A3first of all she is more then welcome paging a question here if she needs! People here are very helpful. There are number of forums and mailing lists to any kind of cancer there is:
http://www.acor.org/ped-onc/cfissues/maillist.html

Q. why is it that some women lack parental nutrition?

ADo you mean breastfeeding? Some women have problem with their nipples, in rare cases the breast tissue isn't developed enough. Sometimes breast surgeries damage the milk ducts. Psychological factors also play a role.

Q. why is it that some women lack parental nutrition

and their children looks like abandoned child
A1why is it that some people have big body and small leg? what is the panacea of balance.
A2if you mean women that are not able to breastfeed - there is a proved advantage of breastfeeding over any other kind of feeding. but i'm not sure about the definition of "abandoned". because even artificial baby food has a reasonable nutritional value... can you be more specific?

Q. How can you tell that your depressed? and when you find out you are, can you get treatment w/o parents consent

I believe i am depressed.. i want to get help but i don't want to go to my parents. They are not the greatest and i want some sort of medicine. I was just wondering if i could get a over the counter medicine for cheap...
A1find something you like to do; my children when they were down, used to go to the net an make a music CD from free music web sites on line.there are a lot,I will give you some----LIMEWIRECOM---ROCKETCOM---IMEST-keep your mind doing somthing-make a play list on your computor,play with your cat/dog-I have 5 cats they keep me going.find out if you like ART/drawing--read a good book--watch a good muvie(not a sad one)----------get better-----mrfoot56
A2When you are depressed everything seemed not working or you're absolutely tired of life, but when depression set in, see depression as enemy that wants to pull you down.Say to yourself i will not be depressed, because i am happy. You can overcome it by smiling at it and say to yourself: Whenever something good is about to happen to me that is when you usually show face.This time around no way i have overcome you, smile, make yourself happy,have a shower, sing or play music,see it no more in your mind and perservere in whatever your goals of pursuit.
A3I agree with Steve H. Though I haven't used medicine to alleviate my problems, counseling has helped me immensely. Having someone you can trust to talk about these problems will really help.

Q. what have been some of the hardest things you've experienced as a parent or caregiver of an autistic child?

I would like a point of view of someone with experience so I’ll now what to expect later in life.
A1The hardest thing that I experience as a parent is the ignorance from others who just don't know what autism is, how to handle it, and how rude and dysfunctional they are being towards my child without realizing it, even so called experts like educators and doctors.
A2The hardest thing I have ever experienced period, is being called into the school to "help the admin staff deal with Brandon", to find him being pinned to the floor by 3 grown men! Oh, and the phone call from the Principal advising me that since I was more than 30 minutes away he was going to call the ambulance to have my son "chemically subdued"! Both of those incidents broke my heart. I felt extremely guilty that my son had caused such distress to the staff at the school, but also felt sick to my stomach that my undersized 9 year old son was being "managed" like a violent criminal. (you have to see this kid to believe it. He is the height of a 7 year old, yet is able to physically fight a male adult for well over an hour).

Q. This is Oliver 19 years old.I don’t like to talk to others, even to my parents. I don’ know why?

This is Oliver 19 years old. I have no one to share my feeling, so I am writing here to get some advice. First thing is, I am black and fat, this makes me very depressive. I don’t like to talk to others, even to my parents. My younger brother is cuter than me. So I hate him, probably I cry every night especially when I listen to music. Sometimes I am forcing myself to cry, I don’ know why?
A1Hi Oliver, please share here with us your talents and hobbies and thoughts. We do not bite!

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A2First of all, trust that you are not alone. At your age it is difficult to handle this problem alone. Try to make some friends and share your inner thoughts with them or with your parents. Some time, family isn't the best, but they have to know how you’re feeling! I am speaking from my experience. Daily go for a long walk without thinking unnecessarily. I hope you will feel the real world, Good Luck!
A3HI OLiver,,whats hapening, wellcome herto the site there are a lot of people that would love to talk to you---dont down yourself,you are a young black man you should be proud;what size you are doesnt matter--keep your head up an dont let what other people call you or say to you bother you---remember to stay away from negative people an you will be alright,I am a 52yr old black man an i will talk to you any time you want,find out what makes you happy/what do you want to do with your life?---mrfoot56
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