Many children in out-of-home care or who are in the process of being adopted may experience the effects of depression, resulting from losses they have encountered during their life.
Symptoms may include:
- Social isolation
- Frequent crying
Services that may be beneficial for a child who is dealing with depression include:
- Individual counseling
Where can I find further information?
The Depressed Child
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Facts for Families (2008)
Presents information for families about symptoms of depression in children and teenagers and the importance of early diagnosis.
National Institute of Mental Health
Definition, symptoms, treatment options, and other resources.