Managing Symptoms:

The Center for Disease Control has some recommendations on managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Being healthy is important for all children and can be especially important for children with depression or anxiety. In addition to getting the right treatment, leading a healthy lifestyle can play a role in managing symptoms of depression or anxiety. Here are some healthy behaviors that may help:4

  • Having a healthy eating plan centered on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (for example, beans, peas, and lentils), lean protein sources, and nuts and seeds
  • Participating in physical activity for at least 60 minutes each day
  • Getting the recommended amount of sleep each night based on age
  • Practicing mindfulness or relaxation techniques

 

 

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4Anxiety and Depression in Children. (2020, March 30). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/depression.html