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How to recognise the signs and effects

The Signs

The Effects

Depression affects so many aspects of life – the child's outlook, how the child feels, what the child is able to do. It can make it hard for the child to cope with ordinary daily life.

Sometimes depression can be dangerous and can lead to an increase in:

If these symptoms are causing serious difficulties it is important that you seek treatment and tell your GP

Depression in children