Depression in Children & Teens
  • Children with depression may display these symptoms:

    • Depressed or irritable mood
    • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
    • Change in grades, getting into trouble at school, or refusing to go to school
    • Change in eating habits
    • Feeling angry or irritable
    • Mood swings
    • Feeling worthless or restless
    • Frequent sadness or crying
    • Withdrawing from friends and activities
    • Loss of energy
    • Low self-esteem
    • Thoughts of death or suicide

    When symptoms last for a short period of time, it may be a passing case of “the blues.” But if they last for more than two weeks and interfere with regular daily activities and family and school life, your child may have a depressive disorder.