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What Are The Symptoms Of Depression In Children
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
No But Not Rare: Depression in childhood, at least of a severity that requires treatment, is not common (maybe 3-5% of the population). At the same time, this becomes a pretty large numbr when you start looking at groups of children. Also, depression is much more common among certain groups of kids - those with chronic medical illness, or children who have been abused. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have 3 children aged 2, 5, and 8. I am 29 and am in full swing surgical menopause. I live with chronic fatigue, night sweats and every other miserable menopause symptom you can imagine! I have severe clinical depression and anxiety. I have seasonal affe
Unlikely: 29y fem. w. "menopausal" sx's/3 young children has "fatigue, night sweats, depression & anxiety". Ovarian waning unlikely & speculative. Symptoms correlate w. Fibromyalgia, FM. General med exam needed. If no physiologic findings see Rheumatologist. Oft FM symptoms result from primary lumbosacral dysfunction incited by multiple childbirths w. & w/o underlying Hypermobility Syndrome. See Osteopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression: Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline. There can be an absence of joy as well as >>. ...Read more
Varies: Can be some of these in any combination: a loss of pleasure in things you normally enjoy unhappy or sad irritable or withdrawn low energy, tired, sleeping too much or opposite- restless, agitated, or insomnia cannot concentrate hopeless or feeling helpless feeling worthless, useless, guilt-ridden appetite changes thoughts of death or suicide get help right away if you are feeling this way. ...Read more
Depression: Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline. There can be an absence of joy as well as >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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