· Loss of interest in activities which once were fun.· Conflicts with parents and siblings than usual. · Physically or verbally aggressive at everyone. · Abandoning favorite hobbies or sports or other routine, daily activities. · Misuse of drugs and alcohol. · Frequent absences from school. · Always complains of being bored . · Becomes troublesome in class (both teens and children). · Stops going out with friends, shows no interest in group outings. · Changes in eating and sleeping habits. · Having thought of suicide.
What you can do
If you a parent and your child is experiencing some of above symptoms, you need to seek help from a professional therapist or psychologist. The therapist will daignose and profer solutions to the problem.
I believe that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the child will be able to overcome depression.