Depression in Children

Children have a harder time being able to verbalize what is going on for them or to understand their feelings.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Changes in sleeping habits.
  • Clinginess
  • Defiant behavior
  • Low energy
  • Outbursts – physical or vocal

Signs and symptoms in teens may include:

  • Difficulty in concentrating or focusing on school tasks.
  • Withdrawing from friends and social activities
  • Feeling more agitated – irritable
  • Having feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or guilt
  • loss of interest in things that use to bring them pleasure.
  • increase in conflict with family and friends.
  • having thoughts of hopelessness and suicide
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