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  1. Depression in Children and Teens - Cause

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

  2. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for childhood and adolescent depression.

  7. Depression in Children and Teens - What Happens

    Depression in a child or teen may first appear as irritability, sadness, or sudden, unexplained crying. He or she may lose interest in activities once enjoyed or feel unloved and hopeless. He or she may have problems in school and become withdrawn.

  8. Depression in Children and Teens - Home Treatment

    You should do everything possible to provide a family environment for your child that is supportive and understanding. Love, understanding, and regular communication are some of the most important things you can provide to help your child cope with depres

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - Other Treatment

    Learn about professional counseling for childhood and adolescent depression.

  10. Depression in Children and Teens - Prevention

    It is difficult to prevent a first episode of depression, but it may be possible to prevent or reduce the severity of future episodes of depression (relapses). There is some evidence that if a child receives cognitive - behavioral therapy (CBT) in a group

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