Can divorce cause a child to become depressed?

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Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
In some cases, divorce and other stressful events may lead to depression in a child. If you suspect your child is depressed, talk to your child's doctor or a mental health advisor. He or she can determine if your child has depression and discuss treatment options with you if needed. 

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