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i think my daughter is depressed.the camping trip was this weekend.she didnt even hang around with kids in her troop.she asked me what we were going to do on wed if nobody plays with her/as priviously talked about she is an empath and i think this is getting to her.i have taken her to therapy but they say nothing is wrong.i think she is just sensitive to other peoples feelings.i know this is the wrong catagory but i get good answers on this can i tell if she just being to empathetic or she is sad???she is truly upset about something...

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Asked by raineydays377 at 10:40 AM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It would be helpful to know how old she is.

    Answer by NannyB. at 10:44 AM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • she is just 10...

    Answer by raineydays377 at 10:47 AM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • We empaths have a lot of trouble in crowds--especially when we are young. She's hasn't learned how to shut down her abilities and the pressure from a rush of other people's emotions can be overwhelming. It's certainly depressing when you have a special ability that your friends DON'T have. It may be making her feel "different" in a bad way. She needs to learn a "white light" meditation that will shield her in these group situations and allow her to function more normally. P.M. me if you would like me to send it to you.

    Answer by witchqueen at 12:27 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • I used to be like this, just try to get her ith kids who are playing activities that sometimes helps. I am a christians too so that was something that puzzled me.

    Answer by rhanford at 1:47 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • When i have depression i always go to this verse
    Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.
    Psalm 32:10
    Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
    Psalm 37:3-4

    Answer by hinson7169 at 2:51 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • depression can be hard to diagnosis.. especially since a lot of people hid it.. however she may be going through hormonal changes that are making her act this way.. a lot of teenages (or pre-teens) go through this.. perhaps talk with her about how you deal with your hormones, will help her deal better with hers... if nothing else,, some good bonding about that, may open her up to what is really bothering her.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 4:39 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • What therapy did she have ? It may be nothing serious, especially as she is moving into puberty and it could be hormonal. But watch her closely regarding her emotional health. Emotional distancing and withdrawal can be a symptom of early onset schizophrenia which is only now being taken seriously by the medical profession. It is unlikely though unless their are prior instances of schizophrenia in the family as there is often a genetic factor at play in the condition.

    Answer by janet116 at 1:31 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

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