My child does not want to play, does he have any illness?
Hello, my son is 12 years of age. He unlike other kids does not want to play. Does he have any illness? I can not figure this out. What should I do? Shall I take him to a doctor? Please suggest.
@tithi It's normal for kids to feel sad, act grouchy, or be in a bad mood at times. But when a sad or bad mood lasts for weeks or longer, and when there are other changes in a child's behavior, it might be depression. Therapy can help children who are going through sadness or depression. And there are things parents can do, too. Getting the right care can prevent things from getting worse and help a child feel better. If sadness has lasted for weeks or longer, talk about it with your child's doctor. Depression can drain a child's energy. They might put less effort into school than before. Even doing little tasks can feel like too much effort. Kids may seem tired, give up easily, or not try.