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Updated 29 September 2015

Depression in children

Contrary to popular belief, depression in children is quite common. It may, however, be difficult to identify it. Be on the lookout for the following: the child is withdrawn, isolated and tends to be a loner; seems to lack interest in life and other events that most children find enjoyable; reluctant to talk about him/herself or about life at home; displays behaviour that is "out of pattern", i.e. different to how the child usually behaves; fabricates stories about his/her home or about other areas of his/her life as a way of seeming "okay"; assumes an almost "adult" way of relating – controlled, distant, even aloof.

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