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The symptoms of depression in children can include unhappiness, anxiety, or irritability. They may also show up as lack of motivation or persistent sadness, sleep disturbances, or changes in weight and appetite, or feelings of worthlessness. Physical signs can include stomachaches, headaches and other pains and aches that are not caused by anything. Children can also be more frustrated and at a higher risk of self-harming behavior, such as cutting.
The children with depression can also display signs of impulsivity. For example, they may speak before thinking. This could lead to an outburst of frustration or anger. It is possible that they are overly critical and have a low sense of self. Additionally, they might feel overwhelmed when doing everyday chores like dressing for school and getting ready.
You should be aware that normal child behavior can often mimic these symptoms. It’s important to get professional help when you think your child may have depression. This will allow them to receive the proper treatment. Early intervention is important to reduce depressive episodes and their severity. This allows children to lead healthy, happy lives without this debilitating condition.