12 Warning Signs of Childhood Depression

12 Warning Signs of Childhood Depression

     

  • Loss of interest in school, family and daily activities
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite or chronic (continuous) overeating
  • Chronic fatigue (tiredness)
  • Bursts of unexplained and misdirected energy
  • Frequent headaches
  • Frequent digestive problems
  • Continuous sadness or pessimism about life
  • Withdrawal from social life
  • Being irritated or constantly stressed out
  • Crying spells that have no apparent cause
  • References to suicide

This adapted list is from Chapter 4 of Strength for Their Journey, a book, by Robert Johnson, M.D. and Paulette Stanford, M.D., members of Health Power’s Professional Advisory Committee. The book provides useful additional information.