Childhood depression: What to do if your Child is depressed.
Like adults, children can suffer from depression, in this case: childhood depression. Its not uncommon and since children actually are the purest of humans, it might be safe to say if a child is depressed-and they actually tell you that-its a rather serious issue.
One of the most common misconceptions about childhood depression is:”what do children have to be depressed about?”. Perhaps this reveals a few misunderstandings about childhood depression and what it is. It is indeed quite similar to clinical depression-borrowing from medical terminology and is not just down moods resulting from a child being depressed cause they have just been punished or have been told they cant have something. No, childhood depression is more intrusive into the childs very existence, may be long-lasting and if not attended to life threatening.
Perhaps another misconception may have to do with us thinking, being a child is a care-free, trouble free stage of human life. Not necessarily, with peer acceptance, school and family expectations, it is enough to make a kid worry and could be a huge factor to be...