Low-Grade Childhood / Adolescent Depression

Childhood / Adolescent Depression, Childhood / Adolescent Dysthymia

As with adults, Low-Grade Depression in children is characterized by chronic feelings of little energy, malaise, generally depressed mood, low self esteem, poor motivation, poor appetite or overeating, hopelessness and irritability, difficulty in concentrating and/or making decisions. Children and adolescents are typically more prone to irritability than to chronic sad and depressed moods. These symptoms generally cause less impairment than major depressive episodes but, if left untreated, generally last for at least two years in adults and one year in children and adolescents

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