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Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a child to feel sad, hopeless, cranky, or tired. There can be changes in sleep, appetite and weight. It affects how a child feels, thinks and acts. A child may have trouble doing normal activities or feel life isn’t worth living. If you are concerned that your child has depression, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary doctor.