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Childhood Depression/Anxiety

Challenges of childhood require family support, positive reinforcement, adaptive social/peer interaction, self-esteem, and mastering academic demands.
Childhood Depression/Anxiety

Childhood Depression Overview

Depression and Anxiety effect children in a variety of ways that may differ from Adults. Children often demonstrate symptoms of depression such as: quiet mood, withdrawal, sadness, agitation, argumentative disposition, or short tempered behavior. Anxiety may be evidenced by school refusal, social isolation or difficulty making friends, physical symptoms -stomach or headaches, test anxiety, or sleep problems. Parents often feel at a loss regarding the best way of dealing with a child’s moodiness, sadness, anxiety, or behavior issues. Parents often need support and strategies to assist their child to feel better and reengage in a healthy life at home, with friends and in school .

How Columbia Counseling Can Help

Call the Center and request an appointment for an Initial Consultation by a Psychologist specially trained to Evaluate and Treat children. Early Assessment and Psychotherapeutic and or Psychiatric Intervention are the most effective approaches to preventing more serious depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.

Common Themes

  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Problems
  • Irritability and short tempered
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Separation anxiety and School Phobia
  • Parent child conflicts and adjustment
  • Oppositional and behavior problems
  • Peer conflicts