How are changes in brain chemistry affecting my child's depression?

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Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Your child's depression may be due to an imbalance in -- or low levels of -- neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers in the brain. Antidepressants can help increase or balance the amount of neurotransmitters in the depressed brain.

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