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withdrawing from friends and family, self-imposed isolation, mood swings, drop in grades, lack of interest in former areas of interest (including, but not limited to: sports, arts, pets), self-abuse, suicide attempts, weight loss, weight gain, sleep disturbances, sudden changes in styles of attire, lethargy, avoidance of school or other activities to the point of mal behaviors, constant illness (perceived or actual), attempts to run away, negative vocalization of future or present. Unfortunately, most of these symptoms are also aligned with "just growing up". Communication and trust are key. Judgments have a time and place. When a child speaks, it helps to listen more than to speak. Thank you for posting this thought, Doc.
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Apr 6, 2010