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Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Anger, Children, Counseling, Depression, Family, News, Therapy

Could Your Child Be Depressed?

The majority of people think depression affects only adults. Maybe you have a child at home who is suffering from depression and you might have passed it off it as bad mood, stress from school or simply attributed their mood to general growing up. Just as parents take care of the physical well being of their children, it is also important to be aware of their emotional and mental health. About depression Depression is a mental illness that affects our moods and in turn, our moods affect the way we act and react. When we are in a bad mood, we experience a feeling of irritability, hopelessness, anger, numbness or all of those combined. When such a state lingers for a prolonged time, it can be identified as a depression. Recognize the signs of depression in children In defense of parents or adult caretakers, it is not easy to recognize signs of depression in kids or teens. They go through many physical changes that affect their moods on a...

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