Depression in Childhood and Adolescence
Depression in children and adolescents is a growing problem. In an increasingly competitive world, children are finding it hard to cope with the demands made on them. In addition, technology, while no doubt beneficial in many ways, has also resulted in emotional isolation and physical inactivity. This has a negative impact on the personality development of a child.
Depression in the young can become a bigger problem as it is more likely to go unnoticed. It manifests itself in different ways as compared to an adult. Moreover, adults would be better able to recognize signs of depression in themselves and articulate it, while the same cannot be said for children.
Symptoms of Depression
Sleeping more, being withdrawn, feeling frequently bored, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, hopelessness and crying jags etc. are some of the symptoms of depression. The degree of depression can vary from mild to severe and it can be chronic or episodic. In its mildest form it can be a barrier towards living a happy fulfilling life and at its worst, it can even provoke the sufferer into committing suicide.
Causes of Depression
Depression can be triggered by specific life events like moving to a different school and being unhappy there, performance related stress, family problems or it could even be an inherited trait. Whatever the reason, depression is treatable and should be taken seriously. We at Suraksha Sikshana are committed to helping young children and adolescents in schools to cope with depression. We have a dedicated panel of psychologists , psychotherapists,and counselors to provide assistance to depressed children through our schools progrmms. If you would like to know more about our mental health wellness programs for children and adolescents in schools.
Contact Us for more information or if your school or college would like to get involved in our programs or if our Child Psychologists / psychotherapists,Counselors need to come to your school / college to address the issue & take sessions with the students.
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