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Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms
 
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In Adults, Young Adults and Adolescents
  • ✓  Confused thinking
  • ✓  Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)
  • ✓  Feelings of extreme highs and lows
  • ✓  Excessive fears, worries or anxieties
  • ✓  Social withdrawal
  • ✓  Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • ✓  Strong feelings of anger
  • ✓  Strange thoughts (delusions)
  • ✓  Seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
  • ✓  Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • ✓  Suicidal thoughts
  • ✓  Numerous unexplained physical ailments
  • ✓  Substance abuse
In older children and Pre-Adolescents
  • ✓  Excessive complaints of physical ailments
  • ✓  Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • ✓  Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
  • ✓  Substance abuse
  • ✓  Frequent outburst of anger
  • ✓  Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death
  • ✓  Intense fear
  • ✓  Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism
  • ✓  Changes in ability to manage responsibilities at home and/or at school
In Younger Children
  • ✓  Hyperactivity
  • ✓  Excessive worry or anxiety (i.e. refusing to go to bed or school)
  • ✓  Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • ✓  Poor grades despite strong efforts
  • ✓  Changes in school performance Persistent nightmares
  • ✓  Persistent disobedience or aggression
  • ✓  Frequent temper tantrums