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Then we understand that adults definitely have moments in life when they feel depressed. In fact, it is quite shocking that 2 out of 100 children are diagnosed with clinical depression, as well as 8 out of 100 adolescents are diagnosed. What we have to understand is what we commonly consider anguish, bad temper, bad temper or irritability typical of teenagers, which may actually be signs of depression. While clinical depression in adults looks different than childhood clinical depression, we often think that it is something else that the child might be experiencing. What we have to know if it is not treated, clinical depression in children can be manifested in significant high-risk behaviors that are harmful, difficulties in school, difficulties that continue into adulthood.
If your child has been sad, cranky, irritable, has difficulty sleeping for several months, it is time to get help from a clinician. Childhood and adolescent depression is very treatable, and you want to intervene before other high-risk behaviors occur. While there are many different characteristics of clinical depression in childhood and adolescence, this is part of the basic information that all parents should know.
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