Depression is far more of a common complaint among primary school children and adolescents than people realize. It can affect nearly 2 per cent of primary school children, and double the number of ...
One of the most common responses on hearing that a child has depression is, 'But what does he/she have to be depressed about?' While it is possible that ‘depression’ is overdiagnosed in young children, some children do suffer from depression.
How do we know when it is emotionally abnormal for a two-year-old to cry, or a four-year-old to be fussy and argumentative? What exactly is childhood depression?
I should like to make some observations about your recent articles on depression, and relate something of my own experience with these disorders.