Depression Basics

Helping Kids Who May Be Depressed

Treatment for Depression and Mood Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder includes both periods of depression and periods of extreme energy and activity, known as mania.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

PMDD is similar to depression, but it only shows up right before a menstrual period.

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

DMDD is diagnosed in young children who have extreme tantrums and irritability.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that only happens during certain times of year.

Suicide and Self-Harm

Depression puts kids at higher risk of considering or attempting suicide. If you think that your child may be suicidal, it’s important to talk to them about your concerns and seek help right away.