A month or so ago, I read an interesting article in Reader's Digest magazine about "Juvenile Depression". While I was reading it, I was like "Yep. That's my son!" I could really relate to a lot of what was discussed in that article and how it pertains to one of my kids and his behavior. I have been thinking so much about this, and realizing more and more that he may have a form of depression. He is only 7 years old, but he has always been very moody to extremes. I mean it when I say it is like walking on eggshells dealing with him sometimes. He is my third out of four, and so I know the difference between regular child mood swings and what I go through with him. I try very hard not to be a "self-diagnoser" (is that a word?), but I am having strong feelings about this and want to look into it while he is young.
Does anyone out there know of any good websites, books, etc...addressing the issue of Juvenile Depression? Anyone care to share experiences with their own children and depression?