Transition times can be disastrous for the ADHD student. Display a daily schedule so the student will know what his routine will be. Explain any changes such as an assembly or other special events. To help prepare the student for the end of an activity, give them a 5 minute warning by flashing lights or using some other signal. Review the steps the student must take in making a transition from one period to another.
I. Depressive Disorders
After testing and observations, the psychiatrist diagnosed Jane as having Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). This disorder is a relatively new diagnosis and was created because it was believed to be more appropriate than the diagnosis of childhood bipolar disorder.
According to the DSM-5,…show more content… The DSM-5 states that during periods of depressed mood, at least two of the following six symptoms are present.
• Poor appetite or overeating
• Insomnia or hypersomnia
• Low energy or fatigue
• Low self-esteem
• Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions
• Feelings of hopelessness If you look at the symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder you will see many similarities and wonder where the difference lies. The variance between these two disorders is characterized by levels of severity, duration and persistence.
Depression can be dangerous. It is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States. It is reported that as many as one in every 33 children and one in eight adolescents may have depression (Center for Mental Health Services, 1998).
It is important for teachers to recognize the symptoms of depressive disorders and make the proper referrals. Early