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  1. 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.

  2. Depression in Children and Teens - Cause

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

  3. Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains what childhood or adolescent depresion is, who gets it, symptoms to watch for, and how to help your child treat his or her depression.

  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 - 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. Depression Resources

    There’s a wealth of information about depression on the Internet. Here, WebMD doctors have selected the finest professional organizations that can help people gain a better understanding of living with depression and other mental health conditions.

  7. Antidepressant Withdrawal

    Why do some people experience withdrawal symptoms after stopping antidepressants? WebMD experts explain.

  8. Depression and Diet

    While science hasn't discovered a dietary cure for depression, research shows that eating nutrient-rich foods and getting sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals may help your mood. Learn more from the experts at WebMD.

  9. Seasonal Affective Disorder: Using Light Therapy

    Key pointsBright light therapy is an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).1, 2Light therapy is easy and safe. It has few side effects and can be done at home.People who have eye problems or take medications that cause sensitivity to light should not use light therapy without first consulting a health professional. What is light therapy? Why is light therapy used to treat SAD?

  10. Talk to Others About Depression - Topic Overview

    Depression is a medical problem,and you have the right to keep it private. But if it harms your relationships,it may help to talk to your partner,friends,or children about it. Talking to your partner or friends Explain depression to your partner or friends. Be honest about it. Tell them it's a health problem,and that you are being treated. Tell them how it makes you feel. Help them ...

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