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How can I determine if my 10 year old child has depression?

How can I determine if my 10 year old child has depression?

Child Psychiatry: A full evaluation by a child psychiatrist is indicated. Children exhibit different symptoms of depression than adults. For example, irritability may be more pronounced. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Depressed since i was 10 years old, what to do?

Depressed since i was 10 years old, what to do?

Have you ever been: In therapy? Ever had a formal evaluation for depression? If not, why not? You must be suffering. But depression is a treatable condition. It takes courage to get help. But, i see you asking for help by making this contact. I encourage you to make the next step by finding a medical provider in your area.. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm depressed since i was 10 years old?

What to do if i'm depressed since i was 10 years old?

What have you done: So far? If you are ready for change in life - would strongly encourage you to explore options like cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. ...Read more

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I have had bad breath since i was 10 years old, its chronic how do I stopthis? I have had this problem forever, I am extremely depressed by it, I do not have a social life. I am 21 years old and have never had a boyfriend because I am mortified of speakin

I have had bad breath since i was 10 years old, its chronic how do I stopthis? I have had this problem forever, I am extremely depressed by it, I do not have a social life. I am 21 years old and have never had a boyfriend because I am mortified of speakin

#1See your Dentist: Your dentist needs to do a thorough set of examinations to determine where the problem originates from. It may be years of plaque and tartar buildup or you may need to brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. If your dentist determines that your problem is not of dental origin, they may refer you to a physician (internist or otolaryngologist) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have postpartum depression even when your child is over a year old?

Is it possible to have postpartum depression even when your child is over a year old?

Maybe: One can develop depression any time. If you were not depressed during the first few months after your baby is born, we wouldn't call it postpartum depression. If you were depressed during the postpartum period and it wasn't treated, you may still be depressed when the baby is a year old. Untreated postpartum depression often lasts over a year. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of post natal depression? I am 17 years old have a 7month old child all I do is want to cry?

What are the symptoms of post natal depression? I am 17 years old have a 7month old child all I do is want to cry?

Parenting: Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbearing. The 10-question edinburgh postnatal depression scale (epds) can help identify if you are at risk for “perinatal” depression. Download it at: http://www.Fresno.Ucsf.Edu/pediatrics/downloads/edinburghscale.Pdf discuss the results with either your baby's peds doc or your OB doc. Get help for the benefit of you and your baby! ...Read more

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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

?: Low complement levels can result from auto-immune activity and consumption, angioedema can co-exist with auto-immune disorders, hereditary angioedema though is different, here only C4 is low, and not necessarily accompanied by an auto-immune disorder, kindly see a rheumatologist/allergist for evaluation, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Could you potentially have postpardom depression even if your child is over 1 year of age?

Could you potentially have postpardom depression even if your child is over 1 year of age?

Yes: Please see your healthcare provider for evaluation. The medications available for depression are very effective. Depression is an illness, just like diabetes or thyroid disease. It must be properly diagnosed and properly treated. Please see your healthcare provider as soon as possible for your sake and the sake of your baby. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of child depression, aroung age 10-11 years?

What are some symptoms of child depression, aroung age 10-11 years?

Similar to Adults: The symptoms of depression in children are similar to those of adults. However, there is some evidence that depressed children may be more likely to display irritability than depressed adults. Also, there is a greater likelihood of behavioral difficulties, which will often show up in the school setting. ...Read more

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