Kids with depression are sad, empty or irritable in mood for a prolonged period of time, and there are usually changes in their energy level, affect, interests, ability to concentrate, and patterns of sleeping and eating. These childhood mood disorders differ in the intensity, the timing, and the length of time symptoms persist.
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