Upon divorce of their parents children feel sad and lost. Can young children suffer from depression?
Yes, it’s possible.
Depression in children does happen, but it might be a little difficult to base a diagnosis since the symptoms are not similar to those found normally
Yes, young children can suffer from depression. It can be difficult to recognize in kids because the symptoms can differ slightly from adults, and children do not have the vocabulary needed to explain how they're feeling. Some symptoms of depression in children include:
- social withdrawal
- poor academic performance
- somatic symptoms that don't improve with treatment (headaches, stomach aches)
This is a very informative article about pediatric depression.