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What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers?

What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers?

Lasting negativity: Symptoms of depression in teenagers include sadness, hopelessness, irritability, extreme sensitivity to criticism and fatigue. For these symptoms to qualify as depression and more than just a passing mood, parents should pay attention to how long they last. Episodes lasting for more than two weeks could possibly be depression. ...Read more

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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 the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

Pretty much the: Same as adults: low mood, crying spells, loss of interest, low energy, etc. For more, check out the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of insomnia in toddlers?

What are the symptoms of insomnia in toddlers?

Insomnia in kids: Difficulty staying asleep or getting to sleep. So usually it is the child that wakes up or fights going to bed and gives parents/caregivers multiple "curtain calls:" glass of water, one more story, bathroom again, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

Resources : Go to aacap.Org, click on facts for families on the right side of the page. Put bipolar disorder in the search field and then click on bipolar disorder in children and teens. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism in teens?

What are the symptoms of autism in teens?

See below: Teens would generally exhibit: difficulty with communication; impairments in social skills & understanding how to engage & interact with others; and unusual behaviors and interests. There is a wide variability of impact on everyday functioning. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

Many: Asthma symptoms are varied. They can range from just having kids that cough with exercise or at night to kids that have shortness of breath and audible wheezing with anything from change of weather to colds. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

Long list: Consequences of psychologic maltreatment (emotional abuse) may include: attachment problems, dependency, low self-esteem, negativity, anxiety, depression, aggression, impulse control problem, and so on. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depression in elderly people?

What are the symptoms of depression in elderly people?

Many: There are changes in energy, sleep, and appetite. Could have loss of interest in family and things previously enjoyed; may become more isolated and irritable. Sometimes they become agitated, anxious, and pacing. Concentration may be poor. Such a person needs to see his/her physician for an evaluation -- also a psychiatrist can help differentiate causes & treat effectively. Care is needed w/this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes in children?

What are the symptoms of diabetes in children?

Those most common: Increased thirst and urination. Increased hunger. Weight loss. Fatigue blurred vision. Slow-healing sores or frequent infections. Areas of darkened skin. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

What are the usual symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

BIPOLAR DISORDER: Manic depressive personality sometimes child is sad alternates with elation lasting for a few months.Stressful life events or other psychosocial factors may precede mood changes. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Poor concentration: Difficulty completing tasks, easily distractible, trouble holding jobs, and forgetfulness are some of the common symptoms. Most psychologists can help you assess whether you may have adhd. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

Cough, wheeze, SOB: Coughing is the most common symptom of asthma especially if cough occurs with exercise or laughing. Colds that routinely go to the chest are very common in patients with asthma. Wheezing and shortness of breath may also occur with colds or exercise, but cough is the most common symptom. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clonus in children?

What are the symptoms of clonus in children?

Rythmic movements: Clonus is a symptom, characterized by involutary rhythmic movements. These can be a sign of other conditions. If your child is experiencing clonus, they need to see their physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of teenage depression?

What are the symptoms of teenage depression?

Here are some : Teens can be excessively irritable when depressed. Some other symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, weight loss or weight gain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, very sad mood, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts about death and even suicidal thoughts. If your teen is experiencing any of these, please meet with a psychologist or psychiatrist right away. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

See below...: Irritability, racing speech, little sleep with no apparent fatigue, poor judgment, increased risk-taking behavior, hypersexuality, delusions, hallucinations. Other disorders often mistaken for teenage bipolar disorder include adhd, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), schizophrenia. A specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist, is best positioned to interpret such symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

ADHD: Adhd is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by inattetion, distractability, impulsivity, and hyperactivity., all behaviors that are more frequent and severe than typically observed in children of the same developmental age. Symptoms must persist for at least 6 months, occur before 7 yrs of age, and be evident in 2 or more settings. Differential diagnosis is broad. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mono in children 2-4yrs?

What are the symptoms of mono in children 2-4yrs?

Very mild to none: At that age, they can have enlarged lymph nodes & spleen, or just fever & malaise. If your Mono Spot Test was positive, your doctor may draw one on your child if he has a febrile illness for a week or more. Try not to share saliva with your child or sneeze around him. ...Read more