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Mood & Depression

Long periods of sadness, withdrawal from social activities and fatigue may be a signs of major depressive disorder. This disorder and others like it can cause a decline in children and teen’s personal happiness, school performance, relationships and physical health. Our one-on-one and group therapies can help.

We Can Help

Not sure about what your child is experiencing? Give us a call: 305-348-0477.

Programs & Services

  • Individual Treatment - Tailored treatment that meets your child or your family’s needs. Call 305-348-0477 or email ccf@fiu.edu for more information.

Diagnosis Information

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

    Symptoms can include:

    • sadness, feeling “blue” or “down”
    • withdrawal from social situations and activities
    • irritability or anger
    • changes in appetite (either increased or decreased)
    • changes in sleep (sleeplessness or excessive sleep)
    • fatigue and low energy
    • vocal outbursts or crying
    • increased trouble concentrating; or a decline in memory
    • loss of interest in schoolwork (decline in academic performance) or other activities
    • persistent feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and/or guilt
    • thoughts of death or suicide


    MDD can present in different ways for different children, but typically includes several of the symptoms listed above every day or almost every day for at least two weeks.

    Our targeted one-on-one and group therapies can help.