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Depression in Children and Teens - Facts for Families

Many children have times when they are sad or down. Occasional sadness is a normal part of growing up. However, if children are sad, irritable, or no longer enjoy things, and this occurs day after day, it may be a sign that they are suffering from major depressive disorder, commonly known as depression. Some people think that only adults become depressed. In fact, children and adolescents can experience depression, and studies show that it is on the rise. More than one in seven teens experiences depression each year. The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date information on Depression in Children and Teens for families.

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  • Diagnosis
  • Mental Health
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