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.
This essay won the 2011 Tri-County High School Literary Contest. Depression is like being in a cage. It is a dark prison where seemingly impenetrable walls surround my body, disconnecting my mind from reality. These walls stand in the way of hope, the light which keeps me fighting. The light of my world is covered […]