Signs of Depression in Kids
The warning signs of depression in youngsters often include:
Persistent sadness, not smiling or laughing.
Inability to enjoy favorite activities
Increased activity or irritability
Frequent complaints of physical illnesses, such as headaches or stomachaches
Frequent absences or poor performance in school
Persistent boredom, low energy or poor concentration
Major change in eating or sleeping patterns
Make an appointment with your child's pediatrician if you notice any of these warning signs.