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How to Recognize the Signs of Childhood Depression


Similarly to how it manifests uniquely during adolescence versus adulthood, depression looks differently in early childhood as well. It is important to recognize the signs of childhood depression and to distinguish them from normal developmental milestones and behaviors. By the time you are finished reading this post, I hope that you'll be able to identify the signs that your child may be depressed and to separate them from...
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One Common Way that Depression Manifests in Adolescence (Hint: You’ve Probably Experienced it)

Last time, I spoke about depression and adolescence in general, listing 5 insights that every parent needs to know. Today, I want to talk about one common way that depression manifests itself during teenage years that will help you recognize the signs and take action early.

Specifically, I want to talk about depression and acting out. We've heard the expression "my kid is acting out" many times but...
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Depression in Adolescence: 5 Insights Every Parent Needs to Know



1) Adolescence is a vulnerable period in the life of young people, marked by drastic hormonal changes in the body, rapid cognitive development, shifts in self-image, sexuality and peer relationships. This is a time for questioning one's beliefs, distancing oneself from parents, and challenging societal norms. It is a time for finding one's own place in the world in search of a unique identify, life goals and aspirations. It is a critical time but also a difficult period...
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