Depression knows no age. Like many health problems, it can affect anyone, at any age group.
The number of children who struggle with depression has increased over time. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 3% of children ages 6 to 12 may develop serious depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children affecting 3.2% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million).