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If your child is sad and stressed, is that alone serious enough to see psychologist?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This depends on several factors related to possible circumstances, how long this has been going on, and whether the child's normal functioning has been significantly affected.
If symptoms of depression have been going on for some time, even with good reason, then it would be worthwhile to set up an evaluation with a mental health professiona. A good physical evaluation is worthwhile as well.

In brief: Depends

This depends on several factors related to possible circumstances, how long this has been going on, and whether the child's normal functioning has been significantly affected.
If symptoms of depression have been going on for some time, even with good reason, then it would be worthwhile to set up an evaluation with a mental health professiona. A good physical evaluation is worthwhile as well.
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Feeling blue

Starting with your primary care physician is key, since they know you and your child best.
Other symptoms including poor sleep, weight loss, declining grades or other behaviors and length of time it has occured is important. Counseling is always a good option and can be instrumental in providing a safe place, coping skills, as well as defining the possible need for medication.

In brief: Feeling blue

Starting with your primary care physician is key, since they know you and your child best.
Other symptoms including poor sleep, weight loss, declining grades or other behaviors and length of time it has occured is important. Counseling is always a good option and can be instrumental in providing a safe place, coping skills, as well as defining the possible need for medication.
Dr. Terri Graham
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