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What should you do if you suspect that your child is depressed?

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If you think that your child or teenager is depressed, listen to his or her concerns. Keep the lines of communication open, even if your child seems to want to withdraw. Try to avoid telling your child what to do. If you feel overwhelmed or unable to reach your child, or if you continue to be concerned, seek help from a qualified health care professional.

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National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression in Children and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression in Children and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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