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  • While the symptoms of clinical depression in adults might be quite obvious, it's very

  • different in children. Children who are depressed are often irritable, grouchy, moody, have

  • difficulty with their peer relationships. They don't enjoy things that they usually

  • would be very excited about. Sometimes they'll be isolated and seem to be withdrawn from

  • family and their peers. Children who are depressed may not perform as well in school. There may

  • be a decline in grades, or teachers may comment that they're struggling to stay focused and

  • pay attention. Other things include them having poor performance in sports or other extracurricular

  • activities where they once performed very well.

  • It's very easy, sometimes, for parents and other adults to overlook some of these signs

  • and symptoms because it's commonly said, "Oh, well. This is adolescence, and this is teenage

  • years." However, if these signs and symptoms carry on for several months, it's important

  • to get clinical intervention. Contact your pediatrician, or school counselor or community

  • professional to find a good clinical psychologist or psychiatrist for your child. So it's very

  • important to pay attention to these signs and symptoms of childhood clinical depression.

While the symptoms of clinical depression in adults might be quite obvious, it's very

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Depression Symptoms in Children & Teens | Child Psychology

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    江潔 posted on 2014/10/20
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