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  Oct 10, 2018

Treatment Options for Children with Depression

Depression in childhood affects 1-2% of very young children, and 5-8% of adolescents. It manifests as symptoms which may not be immediately recognizable as depressive features:

  • symptoms of anger or irritability
  • a depressed mood
  • loss of interest or pleasure in formerly enjoyable pursuits and hobbies
  • anxiety
  • somatic symptoms such as aches in the head or the belly
  • aberrations in the sleeping pattern
  • eating disorders
  • weight changes
  • suicidal thoughts
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