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Is childhood depression common?

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Childhood depression is different from the normal blues and everyday emotions most kids feel. If your child is sad, it doesn’t necessarily mean he has depression. But if the sadness stays with him day after day, depression may be an issue. Disruptive behavior that interferes with normal social activities, interests, schoolwork, or family life may also be a sign of a problem.

From: What Is Depression? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/21/2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?" “Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.”

American Psychiatric Association. : , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

The Journal of the American Medical Association : “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

Medscape: “Substance-induced Mood Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Depression (major depressive disorder).”

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health: “PMS and PMDD.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?" “Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.”

American Psychiatric Association. : , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

The Journal of the American Medical Association : “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

Medscape: “Substance-induced Mood Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Depression (major depressive disorder).”

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health: “PMS and PMDD.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2017

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