Child and Adolescent Development

Childhood Depression

Although childhood depression is prevalent, many parents are reluctant to seek psychological disorder treatment for their children.

Answer the following questions:

  • What are the common symptoms of childhood depression?
  • Why might parents feel that these symptoms are not problematic or are simply “normal” childhood behaviors?
  • If your friend’s child suffered from depression, what advice would you give your friend?

Childhood AD/HD

AD/HD has become an increasingly popular and controversial disorder.

Answer the following questions:

  • What are the common symptoms of AD/HD? What are its typical treatment plans?
  • In your opinion, why has diagnosis of this disorder increased over the past several decades?
  • Why is this disorder more controversial than other childhood disorders?

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