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When it comes to depression, children and teens are not just little adults. They present symptoms differently and treatment options are limited. That’s why we do the research we do.”

‘Normal’ Child and Teenage Behaviors

“Normal” behaviors and at-risk behaviors may be difficult to distinguish.

Some of the “normal” behaviors children and teens exhibit:

  • Moodiness
  • Rebelliousness
  • Testing Boundaries/Forming Own Identity
  • Causing Problems in Family

Symptoms of Childhood and Teenage Depression:

  • Irritability or anger
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Sudden decline in school performance
  • Thoughts about death or dying
  • Inappropriate guilt and/or blaming others for current situation
  • Loss of concentration
  • Drug use or criminal mischief

Your child’s behaviors may include some of the list, above. In general, childhood and teenage depression does not “look” like adult depression where the main indication is sadness.

If you have concerns about your child’s mental state, please consult with his or her doctor.

You may also receive a free evaluation from Clinical Trials of Texas by calling 210-949-0122. Or apply for a depression research study online.

Options for Children and Teens with Depression

Only about 2/3 of children and adolescents who exhibit depressive symptoms get treatment. Clinical research studies are one option for childhood and adolescent depression. Qualified volunteers receive compensation for time and travel. exams, evaluations, study medications and care from a board-certified psychiatrist are provided at no cost. No insurance is necessary.

Call today to see if your child or teen may qualify: 210-949-0122