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A 36-year-old female asked:

I think my daughter has depression, she is always sad, no interest in things, suicidal thoughts. she is 14. what shall i do? how do i help her?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Pediatrics visit: It is very important that she speak to your pediatrician about these symptoms. Your doctor will help determine if there is a medical reason for the symptoms and whether she is at risk. Ensure that there is no bullying at school or home and that she eats well and sleeps well. I hope that this helps.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Get her evaluated: The first thing is for all involved to realize this is a treatable medical condition. If she broke her arm, you wouldn't hesitate to get treatment. She has a condition that is potentially fatal if left untreated. Take the bull by the horns - call her doctor TODAY and get her an appointment to be screened and to make sure nothing medically going on. Then they can refer to the appropriate resources!

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