Depression in Children and Teens Directory
Depression in children and teens is reflected in a persistent sadness or negativity that interferes with social activities, interests, schoolwork, personal appearance, and family life. In children older than 12, symptoms may include drug and alcohol use and thoughts of suicide. The cause of depression is usually a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Treatment includes antidepressants. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how depression in children and teens is diagnosed, causes of depression in children and teens, treatment of depression in children and teens, and much more.
Depression in Children: Symptoms and Common Types of Child Depression
Learn more from WebMD about recognizing and treating depression in children.
Depression in Children
Childhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Learn more about what depression in children looks like.
Children and Teens With Bipolar Disorder
Get information about bipolar disorder in children and teens.
Symptoms of Depression
Having depression and being depressed aren't the same. Learn what signals depression.
Kids and Antidepressants: A Growing Problem
The FDA warned of a drug-suicide link this year. Are we rushing to medicate our kids or rushing to judgment about drugs that may truly help some of them?
Child Depression: What Should Parents Do?
If antidepressants aren't always safe for kids, as noted by the FDA, then what is? Parents are confused, frightened: What should we do when a child has depression?
Childhood Depression: Is Your Child Depressed?
Depressed kids are in need of rescue -- do you know the signs of childhood depression?
Depression Often Starts in Childhood
Depression rates are rising and researchers and clinicians now say that depression often begins in childhood.