Depression in Children

There is a growing awareness of the scale and problem of depression in our community and it affects children too. Symptoms of childhood depression differ for each individual but some of the common signs of depression in children and teenagers include:

  • Moodiness that is out of character
  • Irritability
  • Frustration
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Insomnia
  • Avoiding school
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Being reckless
  • Difficulty in taking personal criticism
  • Slowing down of thoughts and actions.