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.