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Can you child get kicked out of school for being depressed?

Can you child get kicked out of school for being depressed?

I hope not: Depression is rather common, and if it were a cause for exclusion from school, i suspect we would have a lot more children looking for vaction days by complaining they are not in the mood. More seriously, children are entitled to a free and appropriate education and this would be a violation of the ada. Now if the child is irritbable threatens/hurts other children, it is another thing. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What are symptoms of a school-aged child with depression?

What are symptoms of a school-aged child with depression?

Many: Social withdrawal, change in school performance, diminished enjoyment or participation in doing things for fun, irritability, anxiety, changes in sleep, etc. Any suspicion of depression should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My child always is depressed and stressed out and never wants to go to school because she is always scared what would happen to her, what should we do?

My child always is depressed and stressed out and never wants to go to school because she is always scared what would happen to her, what should we do?

The "What Ifs": It's painful 2see ur child suffering & missing out on life. Consider taking her 2 a clinical child psychologist 4 a careful diagnostic assessment so u know exactly what she's up against & so u can get specific treatment recommendations. If her "what ifs" r confirmed 2stem from an anxiety disorder, she can be taught how 2tame &manage her symptoms, learn 2calm herself, etc. See http://bit.Ly/11yqybx. ...Read more

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How can I get through school/work with depression?

How can I get through school/work with depression?

Therapy: A psychotherapist can help with the depression either with or without meds and also can help you to find strategies for dealing with the daily responsibilities that are hard to deal with either at work, school or at home. Structuring your schedule in ways that work best for you is possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can get over depression about school?

Can you tell me how i can get over depression about school?

Therapy helps: Therapy helps, if you want it and are willing to work on your problems. Tell the therapist about your concerns about school. They may have some suggestions that will help. If you are feeling depressed, why not talk to someone who is trained to help? Go with an open mind and a willingness to talk about any and all problems that are bothering you. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Im depressed i want to stay in my room and never get up, i hate being around most people, i hate school. The one thing that helps is being with my bf.?

Im depressed i want to stay in my room and never get up, i hate being around most people, i hate school. The one thing that helps is being with my bf.?

Get help: People with similar symptoms find that actively seeking help can make a big difference. Make sure there are no physical problems (such as hypothyroidism) then get counseling and pharmacologic therapy. If you are doing drugs, stop. ...Read more

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Depression & anxiety making it harder to go to school. How do I get over this phase?

Depression & anxiety making it harder to go to school. How do I get over this phase?

Treat depression: You should contact a psychiatrist or psychologist for diagnosis and treatment. If necessary, there are many available medications to complement therapy. ...Read more

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Im at school now and about to get braces for 2.5-3 yrs.The thought of wearing during uni is making me so ill and depressed- best years of my life gone?

Im at school now and about to get braces for 2.5-3 yrs.The thought of wearing during uni is making me so ill and depressed- best years of my life gone?

It's understandable: Wishing the timing could have been different makes sense, but do try not to let it spread into your mood or other functioning. A bright, friendly, generally healthy guy with braces is a winner over a depressed, miserable guy with braces, right? Also, while college years can be wonderful - most of us oldies do not think they were the best. Counseling may help - your future you will thank you. Best! ...Read more

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Am I attention seeking? I feel like I have depression because I'm always in a negative mood and get tons of anxiety at school which makes me cry?

Am I attention seeking? I feel like I have depression because I'm always in a negative mood and get tons of anxiety at school which makes me cry?

Depression: I understand your concern Always being in negative mood and getting tons of anxiety are real. these symptoms are not just for attention seeking Stresses at home, in school, and in your relationships most likely are causing these feelings of depression and anxiety. Counseling with a Therapist will be beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

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