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Depression in Children

The symptoms of depression in children vary. It is often undiagnosed and untreated because they are passed off as normal emotional and psychological changes that occur during growth. A child’s depressed mood shows as acting out or angry behavior. The primary symptoms of depression revolve around sadness, a feeling of hopelessness, and mood changes. Statistics show how 3% -9% of teens would meet the criteria for depression at any given time. Depression is the main cause of teenage suicide and suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth 10-24 years of age..

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