It was once thought that the innocense of childhood shielded children from depression. We now realize that children can and often do suffer from depression.
Depressed children may isolate themselves and be tearful. However, many depressed children become irritable, argumentative, non-compliant, and have anger outbursts. As a result, parents often do not consider depression because depressed children are more likely to appear angry rather than depressed.
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Depression may include the following symptoms:
Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings
Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
Fatigue and decreased energy
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
Overeating, or appetite loss
Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment.
The World Health Organization estimates that over 350 million people suffer from depression. The American Psychological Association found that 25% of all patients visiting primary doctors suffered from depression.
Every 30 seconds someone commits suicide. For every one completed suicide, 20 other people have attempted suicide.
Counseling, including principles and techniques of
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as, other evidenced based practices
Couples or Family Therapy may be instrumental in addressing
With the use of Feedback Informed Treatment, both the client and the counselor can track what changes are proving most beneficial for the client.
Edmond Counseling & Professional Development, LLC
(405) 440- 3034
1320 East 9th Street, Suite 6, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
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