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Depression

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Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Depression

When parents mention Depression they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
AnxietyOften12 mentions
Mood swingsOften8 mentions
Mania (manic behavior)Often5 mentions
Angry behaviorOften4 mentions
Anxiety in social situationsOften4 mentions
Shyness or social anxietyOften4 mentions
Bipolar (manic and depressed) behaviorSometimes2 mentions
Difficulty paying attentionSometimes2 mentions
NervousnessSometimes2 mentions
Not making eye contactSometimes2 mentions

Characteristics of Depression

Depression starts at the following ages...

How to read this chart

How common is Depression?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 23.63% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Depression.

Percentage of kids with Depression by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 474 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Depression “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

4%

19 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

4%

22 mentions
Weekly

8%

38 mentions
Monthly

7%

34 mentions
Annually

7%

34 mentions
A Few / Several Times

8%

41 mentions
Once

3%

13 mentions
Never

60%

301 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

4%

19 mentions
Severe

6%

29 mentions
Moderate

14%

64 mentions
Mild

14%

66 mentions
Not at All

62%

296 mentions

Care of Depression

Parents mention the following approaches to caring for Depression

TreatmentRatingDiscussion
1Therapy / Counseling
Positive
3.8 of 5
Read 2 comments
2Medication (general)
Positive
3.5 of 5
Read 0 comments

Less common approaches...

TreatmentRatingDiscussion
1Back brace
Neutral
3 of 5
Read 0 comments
2Cream / Lotion (prescription)
Neutral
3 of 5
Read 0 comments

Discussion of Depression

What was your approach to Depression? What were the results?

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