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Depression at Different Ages: How depression can present differently for kids and teenagers (Child Mind Institute) Available in Spanish


Depression at Different Ages - Depression can affect people of any age, but it can be confusing because it often looks different in children, teens, and adults. Depression is typically characterized by feeling sad, empty, or hopeless most of the day, nearly every day. For kids and teens, however, irritability can replace sadness.

What You'll Learn (in this article):

  • How does depression look different in children, teens, and adults?
  • How can parents help their kids deal with depression?


Behavior Mental Health Parent/Family Social/Emotional