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Depression in children and young people

Depression in children and young people

The thing about low moods within the normal fluctuations in life is that such moods can provide opportunities for growth and development of the selves into mature and responsible adults with some degree of personal skills and resilience. The lack of personal skills and coping skills in children and adolescents combined with a lack of life experience are partly the causes of the high degrees of stress and anxiety in young people. When do you need to seek help and where do you go.

Intervention Pathways – getting help for depression and anxiety

Getting help for depression and anxiety in children and young people can be very difficult. Depression and anxiety in children and young people can present with quite different symptoms as compared to adults. As a parent or carer of a young person, you need to know what to look for and also how to manage to get help.

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