Depression in Children and Teenagers
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 92-95
Received: Dec. 13, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 30, 2014; Published: Mar. 5, 2015
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Iliadis Ch., Nursing Department of Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Papadopoulou L., General Hospital of Thessaloniki “Agios Pavlos”, Thessaloniki, Greece
Papoulia F., General Hospital of Thessaloniki “Agios Dimitrios”, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Depression is a psychiatric disease with dominant symptom, disorder of emotion and can affect people of all ages, including children and adolescents. The main feature of depression is the persistent and enduring sadness, the irritability and the absence of interest or satisfaction of any activity. Children and adolescents with depression are usually sad, and generally experiencing similarly the disease with older people. The untreated depression may result in a school failure, alcohol and substance abuse, and suicide. A decisive role for the management of depression in children and adolescents plays both family and school with the help and support of teachers.T he mental health of humans, particularly children, threatened by the disease of our century which is none other than depression, for this reason it is necessary for its cure the family cooperation with the school.
Depression, children, teenagers
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Iliadis Ch., Papadopoulou L., Papoulia F., Depression in Children and Teenagers, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Mental Health Care: Aspects, Challenges and Perspectives. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 92-95. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.s.2015040201.27
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