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Does Extensive Cell Phone Use In Children Cause Depression
NO. Look elswhere.: Although the cell phone is ubiquitous in today's society, if a child is using this and not interacting with others, this may be a symptom of social withdrawal. There are many aspects to depression and when suspected it should be discussed with the childs doctor and the child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
If a man had malaria, could it cause his children to have depression or manic depression and could it skip a generation to his grandchildren?
Is the lack of attention from parents a definite cause of depression in children, or is that not important?
It may: Be a cause of reactive depression; however, some depressions have a more physiological basis and appear to be inherited. In the 2nd type, children may have grown up in homes with loving attentive parents but contracted depression from heredity (perhaps a grandparent suffered from depression). Also the degree of inattention can vary from occasional to severe lack of attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neglect: Neglect or lack of attention can cause problems with attachment, and a sense of loss - bot which can trigger or cause risk for depression - sometimes children will show anger in response, but sometimes this is just a mask for the underlying depression or a negative way to fill the loss of attention. ...Read more
Yes: http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/statistics/1mdd_child.Shtml. Sx might differ in children and adolescents. In younger children depression might manifest as somatic complaints (headaches, tummy aches, school- and separation anxiety). In adolesecents, it's more complicated, given their developmental stages (more behavioral acting out, irritability). ...Read more
I get v v angry and aggressive.i want to know how to control this behaviour.are this signs of depression..its effecting my children.i love them a lot.
Bless you for recog-: nizing that parental anger is detrimental to kids. Discipline wirh emotion is ineffective, as positive or negative attention reinforces behavior. See your primary care for referral to a psychiatrist to assess for unipolar or bipolar depression & discuss medical management & to a psychologist for therapy. Family therapy is a good idea, also, a safe way both to apologize & set behavioral limits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If we look at a 12-month period, the prevalence of depression is about 1% for pre-pubertal children and around 3% for post-pubertal adolescents. This is from a national guideline from the uk. More information at: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0015779/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think, could having a history of minor depression stop you from being able to work with children?
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