All children get sad from time to time. Often they seem to respond dramatically to the slightest frustration, like losing a toy or not getting their favorite dessert. Yet for some children, low or disrupted mood is an everyday occurrence. About five percent of children and adolescents are depressed at
Tag: common symptoms of depression
As you may have noticed, the list of symptoms associated with depression is long, and most people only have a few of them. The truth is, depression affects everyone differently. In this chapter, we will review how this condition can affect everyday life and how it most commonly appears among
Depression in seniors, especially in advanced ages, is a much more common and widespread problem than may be realized. It shouldn’t, however, be accepted as a normal part of aging because it isn’t normal. In the extreme, depression can lead to suicide. The rate of suicide increases with age, particularly
Fatigue is a common symptom in people with medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy”. Yet despite how prevalent it is…
Be sure to watch for depression and anxiety in children; symptoms can include those you might not think of, like picky eating habits, low energy, and boredom.