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Child Depression Symptoms - Long Depression Check List Inventory

  1. A persistent sad, anxious or 'empty' mood
  2. Loss of interest in ordinary activities
  3. Decreased energy and fatigue.
  4. Sleep problems (insomnia or sleeping too much)
  5. Eating problems (excessive weight loss or gain)
  6. Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions
  7. Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  8. Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness
  9. Thoughts of death or suicide or a suicide attempt
  10. Irritability
  11. Excessive crying
  12. Recurring aches and pains that don't respond to treatment
  13. Reduced ability to experience pleasure
  14. Loss of interest in sex
  15. Reduced self-esteem
  16. Periods of intense activity followed by periods of inactivity
  17. Withdrawn
  18. Being physically slowed down
  19. Depressed most of the day
  20. Hyperactive or slowed behavior and responses
  21. Withdrawal from friends and family
  22. Neglect of personal appearance

Not everyone who is depressed experiences all of the above symptoms.
Depression is indicated if six or more of these symptoms have persisted for a period of weeks or months.




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