Depression in children is different from the normal blues they usually suffer from. A depressive illness in kids is marked by persistent sadness, unrelenting gloom, lack of concentration in activities, social withdrawal, lack of self-esteem, overreaction to criticism, escapist attitude towards situations, etc. A 2015 report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) revealed that approximately one in five youth aged 13-18 (21.4 percent) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during the phase. For children aged 8-15, the estimate is 13 percent.
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