Depression is a type of mood disorder. A main indicator is when kids are sad, discouraged, or upset for weeks, months, or even longer. Another sign a child might have depression is negative thinking. This includes focusing on problems that are mostly critical and self critical and can interrupt energy, concentration, sleep and eating habits. Children with depression may loose interest in school, seem tired, give up easily, or withdraw from friends or family.
Symptoms Of Depression
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"
-Henry David Thoreau
Helpful Links For Depression
- Depression: A Guide for Teens - Information for the causes and effects on teenage depression and strategies to cope with depression.
- HealthyPlace.com - The largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.
- Erika's Lighthouse - A comprehensive resources for parents of children that are dealing with depression.