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What should I know about pediatric depression?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Children can sometimes have depression just like adults. But correctly diagnosing childhood depression can be difficult because depression symptoms, such as moodiness and irritability, are not uncommon in growing kids. If you suspect your child is depressed, talk to your child's doctor or a mental health provider. He or she can help determine whether your child has a mood disorder and discuss treatment options if needed.

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