Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 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 Be on the lookout for the following: the child is withdrawn, isolated and tends to be a loner; seems to lack interest in life and other events that most children find enjoyable; reluctant to talk about him/herself or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. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex Can the Pill lower her sex drive? Your questions answered Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction Medical Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? Lifestyle 2 general eyelash health issues and how to treat them News QUIZ: Which famous people said these outrageous things about health? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?