Your baby wants to be with you. You are the person your baby knows and loves more than all others. He knows when you are not with him. This makes him fear that will not return. This distress is called "separation anxiety". Separation anxiety is an important part of growth.
Help your baby learn to separate from you. Try not to leave when your child is hungry, tired or sick. Ask the person who will care to stay with your baby and show him an interesting toy. Let the baby get used to the new person. Give your baby a comfort object, like a bear or a soft blanket. This can help bring comfort while you are away.
Although the baby cries loudly, you should not go in hiding. Tell your baby what will happen while you are away. Tell your child when you will return. Say for example, "I need to go now. Aunt Mary is going to play with you and feed you. I'll be back before you sleep. I love you". Give baby a kiss and leave. They will soon cease to mourn, and learn that you always come back over time.
What is the treatment for dysthymic disorder?
Dysthymic disorder can be treated with an antidepressant medication. This type of drug helps relieve depression. Antidepressants do not make people feel "placed" and do not create a habit.
It is possible that you and your doctor tarden few weeks or even months, to know whether an antidepressant is helping. It is important to take the medication exactly as directed by your doctor. If the antidepressant helps you feel better, you may need to take this medicine for several years. You should continue taking the drug, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking the medication, you may be depressed again.
Sometimes there are side effects to stop taking antidepressant medication suddenly. If you want to stop taking the medication, talk to your doctor first. Your doctor can help you avoid the side effects stop taking the medicine too fast.
Should I see a counselor too?
Sometimes, besides taking an antidepressant, patients find that counseling can help them address specific problems. Many doctors believe that combination of drug therapy is the most effective way to treat dysthymia.
What can I do to help me feel better?
Talk to your doctor about how you feel and get treatment for dysthymic disorder are the first steps to feeling better.The following may also help.
- Find activities that make you feel better or help you get a sense of accomplishment. For example, go to a movie, take a walk with the car on a nice day, go to a sporting event or working in the garden. Do something nice for someone else may help.
- Perform regular meals, well balanced and healthy.
- Avoid drugs and alcohol abuse. Can worsen depression.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise can improve your mood. Exercise 4 to 6 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes each time is a good goal.