Is my child's negativity related to depression?

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Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Sadness, irritability, and having a negative outlook on life may be symptoms of depression. If your child's mood is down for two weeks or more, talk to his doctor or a mental health provider. A health professional can treat your child for depression if needed.

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