For Cohen Pierce, it was triggered by the transition to middle school. For his younger sister Lila, it was most apparent the morning of test days. The “its” in both cases were mental health concerns. Cohen’s depression manifested as changes in his personality. He went from his normal happy-go-lucky self to feeling down and negative […]
Being a child isn’t all fun and games. Children are constantly faced with new challenges and social pressures, not to mention their growing bodies are changing rapidly. Once they hit adolescence, the hormonal changes associated with puberty may also cause feelings of sadness or frustration, making kids moody or irritable. For some kids, this moodiness […]
It’s common for children and teens to get the blues, but how do you know when your child’s mood change is something more serious? It’s not easy to tell when a child is suffering from depression because kids don’t always show sadness or despondency. The red flags of depression in kids are pronounced changes in […]
In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for the Partial Hospitalization Program at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the differences between depression and sadness, as well as what parents can do to help their kids cope during troubled times.
If you’re getting a little tired of short days and long nights, you aren’t alone. Dr. Stephen Cosby, division director of psychiatry and psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital, estimates that about 7 to 8 percent of northeast Ohioans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Whether they’re worried about starting a new school or making the team, kids of every age experience varying degrees of stress.