Recognizing and Dealing with Childhood Depression
It is normal for children to experience moments of sadness and discouragement. However, sometimes children will experience prolonged feelings of sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness which may interrupt normal interest in ordinary, everyday activities such as going to school, playing, sleeping, and eating. Research shows that about 5% of children and 10% to 20% of adolescents experience significant depression.15
Soto, Amy; Warren, Jared; and Duncan, Stephen F., "Recognizing and Dealing with Childhood Depression" (2018). Forever Families. 37.