Depression in Children and Teens - Medications
Read about medications used to treat depression in children and teens.
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 ...
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens
Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for childhood and adolescent depression.
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 He or she may have problems in school and become withdrawn.
MAOIs for Depression in Children and Teens
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
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
Depression in Children and Teens - Other Treatment
Learn about professional counseling for childhood and adolescent depression.
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
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