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Depression in Children – Evaluation and Care

Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for assisting depressed children and adolescents. Comprehensive treatment often includes both individual and family therapy and may also include the use of antidepressant medication. If you think your child may be suffering from depression, your primary care physician can refer you to a qualified mental health professional, who can diagnose and treat depression in both children and teenagers. 

If your child or adolescent is expressing thoughts of suicide, please seek immediate attention by contacting your physician or calling 911. 

Highlights & Resources

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    Mental Health Checkups

    Taking care of your mental health is vital to a healthy life.

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    Depression in children and teens

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    Symptoms of Depression in Children

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    Family Therapy for Depression in Children

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