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  1. WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Arms / Hands

    Aches and pains in the arms and hands may be a symptom of depression rather than arthritis. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can affect your body.

  2. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor or another health professional will evaluate and diagnose depression in your child by asking questions about your child's medical history and conducting tests to determine if symptoms are caused by something other than depression. Your child m

  3. Depression Screening - Topic Overview

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people,starting at age 12,be screened for depression. 2,1 Screening for depression helps find depression early. And early treatment may help you get better faster. Depression is a disease. It's not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When you have depression,chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters ...

  4. Depression in Children and Teens - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for depression in young people is similar to treatment for depression in adults and includes counseling and medications.

  5. Depression in Children and Teens - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat depression in children and teens.

  6. Depression in Children and Teens - Cause

    Learn about depression in childhood and adolescence and what causes it.

  7. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding childhood depression.

  8. Depression in Children and Teens - Symptoms

    Depression in a child or teen may occur suddenly or develop gradually. Your child may seem more irritable than sad or may feel bored or hopeless. It is common for others to notice that a depressed child's body movements are slow, restless, or agitated.

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - When To Call a Doctor

    For a depressed child, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if your child makes threats or attempts to harm himself or herself or another person, shows other warning signs of suicide, hears voices (has auditory hallucinations), or feels he or

  10. Depression in Children and Teens - What Increases Your Risk

    Several factors increase a young person's chance of developing depression, including having a parent or immediate family member who is depressed. This is the most important risk factor for depression in children.

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