Infantile depressive disorders

Specialty of Psychiatry

Depressive disorders in childhood refers to the state of depression may suffer a child. The most common symptoms to discover if a child suffers from depression are, unlike adults symptoms (low mood and inability to be happy), discouragement, unmotivated fatigue, irritability, indecisiveness, negative feelings about yourself and feelings of inadequacy and failure. Childhood depression can be treated with both psychotherapeutic action, which should extend to the family environment of the child, or in severe cases with a psychotropic drug treatment with antidepressants (AD). Other recommended drugs, according to a ruling the expert, are the benzodiazepines, antipsychotics neuroleptics, carbamazepine, lithium salts or sympathomimetic.

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