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Warning Signs Of Depression

Warning Signs Of Depression
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Pre-schoolers
  • Unexplained headaches, stomach aches, fatigue

  • Hyperactivity or excessive restlessness

  • Low tolerance

  • Irritability

  • Lack of pleasure in previously enjoyed activities

Schoolchildren
  • Unexplained headaches/stomach aches

  • Significant weight gain or loss

  • Feeling sad, hopeless, weepy, empty

  • Unmerited feelings of being "bad" or "stupid"

  • Changes/problems with sleep

  • Unprovoked aggression/ anger/violence

  • School refusal

  • Social withdrawal

  • Running away from home

Adolescents
  • Any symptom of the school-aged

  • Sudden drop in grades

  • Behavioural changes

  • Self-destructive behaviour including alcohol/drug use

  • Difficulty with relationships

  • Anti-social delinquent behaviour

  • Not paying attention to appearance

  • Risk-taking with little thought of consequences

  • Extreme sensitivity to failure/rejection

  • Social isolation

Helplines

Child Helpline (All India) —1098

Child Guidance Clinic of TISS Mumbai— 4131903

Sumaitri —23710763 (Delhi)

Sanjeevani — 24311918 (Delhi)

Lifeline —24745255 (Calcutta)
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