The Little-Kid Blues

April 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Apr/May2004, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p71
If a preschooler taking less pleasure in her play, she might be depressed, and, contrary to popular belief, she will show it the same way adults do according to new research conducted by physician Joan Luby, director of the infant and preschool clinic in the U.S. An estimated 2.4 percent of young children suffer from depression, and identifying and treating it can help them avoid the disease later in life. Symptoms for this are frequent sadness, tearfulness, crying and decreased interest in activities, or inability to enjoy play.


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