Yes. Children often have typical “down” days, but when sadness and hopelessness are interfering with activities, school, relationships, and family life, it is often a sign of depression.
Signs of Depression in Children
One of the most significant signs of depression in children is persistent irritability. Other symptoms of depression in children are similar to depression in adults. You may recognize significant changes in mood and a loss of interest in enjoyable activities. There may be changes in sleeping and eating patterns, isolative behaviors, increased tearfulness, difficulty concentrating, problems with motivation, and feeling disengaged with others. Read More→