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Depression in childhood
06 Feb 2012

Everyone knows children can be sad and miserable at times in their lives. Family losses, personal disappointments and difficulties have an effect on them as well as on their parents and adolescent brothers and sisters.

Until recently, we have tended to assume all children can bounce back emotionally from these events. However, for some children sadness does not lift, but lasts for a long time. When children are miserable and show a number of other changes in behaviour that stop them from participating in their normal activities, it can be called depression.

Many depressed children become depressed adolescents and adults, so it is really important to do something about depression in a child. Get some help and support now so that the child can look forward to a happier life ahead.

There is more about this in the topic 'Depression in children'.