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.

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Depression in children common?

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 more...
Childhood depression. Unfortunately, depression is vastly underdiagnosed. It is more common than expected and presents as behavior disorders, attention deficits, school failure and diffiuclt interpersonal relationships. Read more...
Depression. Yes, it can be. When children cannot verbalize their feelings, and those feelings get bottled up and not discussed openly, depression and anxiety can easily occur. Much the same could be said about adults as well. Read more...

How can u treat depression in children?

Child depression. Depending on severity, following evaluation by a child psychiatrist, psychotherapy, both individual and family, group therapy, and mexications if deemed necessary. Read more...
Sensitivity. Treating children with depression is similar to treating adults with depression, but clinicians are trained and aware of the developing brain. If the child is very depressed s/he must be hospitalized. Medication is an option, but more controversial for children. Psychotherapy is helpful with or without medication. Read more...

Is the lack of attention from parents a definite cause of depression in children, or is that not important?

Parents are good. Parental involvement in a child's life is very important to his/her overall being, growth as an individual, and general self-esteem. Lack of attention, or involvement may play prominent role in depression. Read more...
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 more...

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 more...
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...

Can you tell me the symptoms of clinical depression in teenagers?

Depression. Sadness, lack of pleasure. Irritability, over/under eating, over/under sleeping, decrease concentration, guilt feeling, feels like a failure. Some are suicidal. Please, get help. Suicide is the 3rd most common cause of death among teenagers (#1 accident, #2 homocide, #3 suicide). Do not underestimate this. Read more...

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of clinical depression?

Depressive sx's may. Include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. Read more...

I have many of the symptoms of clinical depression. I've accepted my depression as a part of life. How could medical treatment help me?

Depression. If depression is what you have, there are many effective treatments including psychotherapies and medications. Also there are lifestyle changes: consistent aerobic exercise; healthy diet (veggies, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, etc -- no processed foods!); connecting with others; spiritual practice; etc. Help is available with your doctor if you'd like it. Evaluation 1st, though. Read more...
GET YOUR LIFE BACK. Medical therapy (meds or transcranial magnetic stimulation, tms)can treat the underlying dysregulation of your stress response that is responsible for your illness. Tms actually is physical therapy for the brain and heals the episode you are in! medications usually are needed to prevent future episodes, but the amounts are usually decreased after tms. View tms videos: www.Carolinecribarimdphd.Com. Read more...