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Frequent crying is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of three conditions: Depression, Anxiety, and Speech delays.
For kids diagnosed with Depression, Frequent crying is one of three symptoms related to Depressed Responses according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Depressed Responses among kids with Depression are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Frequent crying
When parents mention Frequent crying they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Angry behavior||Sometimes||4 mentions|
|Being irritable||Sometimes||4 mentions|
|Not eating (during meals)||Sometimes||4 mentions|
|Separation anxiety||Sometimes||4 mentions|
Characteristics of Frequent crying
How common is Frequent crying?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 24.09% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Frequent crying.
Percentage of kids with Frequent crying by year of age
This is based on a survey of 2109 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Frequent crying “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|