Depression In Children
Did you know that as your child grows, he or she undergoes various development phases? This can really make it difficult for you to distinguish whether your child is in his or her normal mood or undergoing depression. According to World Health Organization (WHO), nearly half of the mental illnesses experienced globally begins at a mere age of 14 years. These mental illnesses include obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression anxiety disorder and others. The number of depression cases in children is increasing at an alarming rate.
Each and every day, multiple children are diagnosed with depression. Approximately, about 2.0% to 2.5% of the total world’s children population experiences depression before they attain 18 years of age.