Treatment to overcome childhood depression

At Centro Integra, located , our Psychologists perform  diagnosis and treatment to help children overcome childhood depression  through clinical psychology.


Depression is not being sad or reacting sadly to a serious situation. Children, like adults, can feel sad when there are changes that alter the “normality” in their life (the death of a loved one, the divorce of their parents, the diagnosis of a chronic illness, school failure or failure). rejection of a friend …).

We talk about children suffering from a childhood depression disorder when this sadness negatively interferes with the development of their daily lives, causing pain both for those who suffer from it and for those around them.


Depression also affects children, their lack of maturity makes them more vulnerable, and they do not always know how to explain what they feel. The most common symptoms that should make you think that your child is going through childhood depression would be:

  • Gets irritated very easily with or without displays of anger or hostility
  • Is frequently sad or has crying spells
  • Has feelings of hopelessness
  • Decreased interest in activities or difficulty having fun in previously favorite activities
  • Is constantly bored
  • Shows lack of energy
  • Is isolated
  • Shows low self-esteem or a sense of guilt or responsibility for bad things that may happen
  • Frequent complaints about physical problems (such as headaches or stomachaches, dizziness, nausea …) for which no medical cause is found
  • Decrease in their school performance
  • Have concentration problems
  • Shows significant changes in eating or sleeping habits

These symptoms can occur in isolation or together, but to speak of childhood depression, the symptoms have to persist for at least 2 weeks.


Childhood depression is a relatively frequent problem, but with the correct approach it usually has very good results. The treatment used by the child psychologist to overcome childhood depression is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy , which teaches a series of techniques and tools to control emotions, thoughts and behaviors, to achieve the emotional well-being of the child.

Once it has been assessed and diagnosed, the child psychologist determines the behaviors to be changed and the objectives to be achieved are established, as well as a plan to gradually eliminate unwanted behaviors, for which a coordinated work with parents is essential to get the problem solved.

If you need a child psychologist  to overcome childhood depression in children, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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