Depression in Children - MedCircle

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Depression in Children

6 Sessions

20% of all adolescents will experience some form of significant depression.

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6 Sessions

20% of all adolescents will experience some form of significant depression.

Become a MedCircle Insider

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Every Week

About the Series

Depression in children looks completely different than it does in adults - and it leads to complex mental health problems later in life. The good news is that with the education that double board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Domenick Sportelli (Dr. Dom) provides in this series, it can be properly treated, managed, and even prevented.

This is your parenting toolbox for tackling depression in children early.

Our 9-year old son was crying all of the time and couldn’t tell us why he was sad. We didn’t know what our first step should be but then randomly found this series and watched it and really loved it. We were able to speak with our son in a way he understood and got him the help he needs and he’s already so much better and it’s only been a few months.

Cynthia B.

Cynthia B.

Who Is This Series For?

This series is designed for parents who have a child that they believe is suffering from depression or has been diagnosed with depression. Parents will get an in-depth education and management tools on childhood depression from double board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Domenick Sportelli.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • How to prevent childhood depression in the first place.

  • How depression manifests in children compared to adults.

  • How to spot the signs and symptoms of depression in children.

  • Parenting tips on interacting with your child for optimal success.

  • How to navigate the mental health system and find treatment and provider for your child.

  • Managing a relapse episode of depression in your child.

[Looking at children] from the age of 13-17 with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, 19% of them will attempt suicide.

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Session Overview

  • Session1

    Childhood Depression, or Just a Bad Temper? Here’s the Key Difference

    Childhood depression or just a bad temper? In this session, double board certified psychiatrist Dr. Domenick Sportelli (Dr. Dom) breaks down the differences between a kid’s irritability and actual clinical depression in children. He also shares the ONE thing parents should ask themselves if they think their child might be depressed.

  • Session2

    What Causes Depression in Children? (Nature vs. Nurture)

    Nature versus nurture is an age-old debate when it comes to mental health. So what’s the answer when it comes to depression in children? Dr. Dom explains what you need to know about the causes of childhood depression, in this session.

  • Session3

    How to Spot the 8 Major Signs of Depression in Children

    Unlike an adult, a young child will never proactively admit that they are feeling depressed. So it’s incredibly important that parents pay attention to the right behavior in order to spot the signs of depression in children. Dr. Dom shares those crucial steps in this session.

  • Session4

    Crucial Parenting Tips for Your Child’s Depression Screening Process

    Seeking professional help for depression in children is a vital step in helping them achieve long-term mental wellness. In this session, Dr. Dom walks through each essential stage of getting the right diagnosis. He also sheds light on crucial support strategies that parents should use throughout the process.

  • Session5

    Depression Treatment in Kids: How It Works & What You Should Know

    The road to finding the right treatment for your child is a tricky one. Dr. Dom explains exactly how to successfully navigate it in this session. He even enlightens parents on some of the latest cutting-edge research on depression treatments for children.

  • Session6

    How to Effectively Prevent Depression Relapse in Your Child

    Depression has one of the highest rates of relapse. However, there are tried-and-true strategies to successfully prevent relapse and help your child maintain long-term mental wellness. Dr. Dom sheds light on those crucial strategies in our final session.


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