All people are sad sometimes. But depression is different than sadness. Depression is persistent and may be communicated in varied ways in children, teens, and adults. It’s typical for kids and adults alike to experience ups and downs in life. There are behaviors that are outside of the norm that may indicate a need for outside help:

  • Having little interest in activities that are usually enjoyed
  • Crying easily and a lot
  • In children, showing increasing separation anxiety
  • Displaying sudden changes in mood
  • Unmitigated withdrawal, apathy irritability, or lack of motivation
  • Complaining frequently of physical symptoms
  • Marked change in energy level
  • Avoids school or work
  • Loses or gains more than 10% of body weight
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • A sudden decline in school or work performance
  • Poor concentration
  • Excessive worrying
  • Deterioration of self-care


Therapy is extremely effective in treating depression. For more information about our services to treat depression, please contact us.

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