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Major Depression (AKA clinical depression) is characterized by the experience of a major depressive episode, which involves either (1) a depressed mood or sadness and/or (2) a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. These symptoms may be recognized by one’s self or observed by others. In children and adolescents, irritable mood may be present. Other symptoms of depression include:
In addition to the above symptoms, children and adolescents may also have some of the following symptoms:
Bipolar Disorder, (AKA manic depression or manic-depressive disorder) is characterized by mood and activity changes. A child or teen with Bipolar Disorder may experience manic episodes, depressive episodes or mixed mood episodes. During an episode, the symptoms last every day for most of the day.
Children and teens having a manic episode may:
These manic episodes can range from mild to severe. During severe episodes of mania, hospitalization may be necessary.
Children and teens having a depressive episode may:
For further symptoms of depression, see Major Depression.
At The Therapy Centre, we treat Depressive and Bipolar Disorders with empirically validated and effective therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).