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Depression Resource Center
Childhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Just because a child seems sad, does not necessarily mean he or she has significant depression. If the sadness becomes persistent, or if disruptive behavior that interferes with normal social activities, interests, schoolwork, or family life develops, it may indicate that he or she has a depressive illness. The Depression Resource Center from the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry contains specific family friendly information on Depression. There is an About Section, Glossary of Symptoms, Frequently Asked Questions, Treatment Resources, Facts for Families Sheets by Diagnosis, Video Clips, Clinical Resources, Recommended Books, How to Get Help, Links to Support Groups, and Helpful APPS. Resources sections are provided for Parents, Youth, and Clinicians.