In a recent blog post, David Kalmanovitch shared potential signs of depression in children
LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / August 31, 2020 / One out of eight children in England has a mental health disorder. What’s more, 70% of children and young people who suffer from a mental health disorder such as depression do not receive appropriate intervention at a suitably early age. David Kalmanovitch, a child psychologist in London, recently shared potential signs of depression in children to be on the look out for on his blog.
Mr. Kalmanovitch has more than 15 years of experience as a psychologist. He is also a professor and works to mentor his students.
“In cases of childhood depression, the critical importance of early intervention cannot be overstated. This is definitely not a problem that goes away with time, or that children will simply grow out of. On the contrary, it invariably gets more severe and disruptive, and can become a long-term problem,” David Kalmanovitch said.
He further explained how potential signs of depression among children could include excessive irritability or anger, persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, withdrawal from activities they used to enjoy, eating more or less than usual, significant changes in sleep, fatigue and low energy, feelings of shame and worthlessness, and extreme sensitivity to criticism or rejection.
However, David Kalmanovitch cautioned parents against diagnosing their children without seeking the help of a professional.
“The right place for most parents to start is by speaking with their GP, who will most likely refer them to a qualified and experienced child psychologist,” said Mr. Kalmanovitch.
About David Kalmanovitch
Born and raised in London, England, David Kalmanovitch has been a child psychologist for more than 15 years. Mr. Kalmanovitch has always been interested in studying human behaviour, with the hope of being able to identify root causes and influence future behaviour for the better. While he originally worked with adults at the start of his career, he quickly realized that he would have better hope at making a positive impact in his field by working exclusively with children, as they are influenced more primarily by environmental and societal factors. In addition to working with his patients, Mr. Kalmanovitch is a professor and acts as a mentor for many of his students.
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