If you think your child is suffering from depression, you need to act fast. Depression can do a lot of damage if left untreated, depression in children has many faces, so different from each other. It is not easy to spot at first glance. However, some items, such as hyperactivity, sleep disorders, school failure can quickly alert you.
You do not have to wait and hope that the symptoms will not end up disappearing themselves. Even if you are not sure whether depression is the problem, disorders of behavior and emotions you see your child is a sign of a problem.
A small list of 15 symptoms of depression in children.
- Reduced social interactions
- Intense sensitivity to rejection
- Loss of energy
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Sleep disturbance (either reduced or increased sleep) (Note: if you are concerned about your child’s sleep.
- Changes in appetite (either reduced or increased) or eating habits
- Reduced energy
- Academic decline
- Conflict with authority
- Use of alcohol or drugs
- Thoughts of suicide