Definitions for "Childhood Depression"
See Major Depression and Depression.
Affective disorder characterized by such symptoms as a prolonged sense of friendlessness, inability to have fun or concentrate, fatigue, extreme activity or apathy, feelings of worthlessness, weight change, physical complaints, and thoughts of death or suicide.
Depression is a health problem that can impact feelings, thoughts and behavior and can manifest itself with physical symptoms of illness. As many as 1 in 33 children have clinical depression.