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    1. Depression in Children and Teens - Symptoms

      The symptoms of depression may be hard to notice at first. They can be different from person to person,and you may confuse them with just feeling "off" or "down." You also may confuse the symptoms with another health problem. The two most common symptoms of depression are: Feeling sad or hopeless nearly every day. Losing interest in or not getting pleasure from most daily activities,and you ...

    2. 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

    3. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I stop taking my depression medicine? Should I take antidepressants while I'm pregnant? Should I take medications to treat depression? Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing ...

    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 - Topic Overview

      Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in adults. For information on: Depression in young people,see the topic Depression in Children and Teens. Depression after childbirth,see the topic Postpartum Depression. Depression followed by times of high energy,see the topic Bipolar Disorder. Depression and suicide,see Depression and suicide. What is depression? Depression is an ...

    6. Postpartum Depression - When To Call a Doctor

      Call 911 or other emergency services if you think you cannot keep from harming yourself, your baby, or another person. Never hesitate to get help for postpartum depression.

    7. Depression in Children and Teens - 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 ...

    8. Depression in Children and Teens - Medications

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

    9. Symptoms of Depression - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed

    10. Postpartum Depression - Treatment Overview

      The sooner treatment starts for postpartum depression, the better. Learn about postpartum depression treatment.

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