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11y/o been sick with various viruses for 6 months. Last two weeks has dropped 10lbs/serious fatigue. Cbc normal so doc said "depression". Is he right?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: 2nd opinion needed

A child with that history needs further evaluation, with review of growth charts & history of each episode + all current symptoms, beacause eating, drinking & urinating a lot + weight loss suggests diabetes, while poor appetite, fever, fatigue, diarrhea, etc.
+ weight loss suggest other illnesses. Medical findings will determine need for evaluation by a child psychiatrist for accurate diagnosis

In brief: 2nd opinion needed

A child with that history needs further evaluation, with review of growth charts & history of each episode + all current symptoms, beacause eating, drinking & urinating a lot + weight loss suggests diabetes, while poor appetite, fever, fatigue, diarrhea, etc.
+ weight loss suggest other illnesses. Medical findings will determine need for evaluation by a child psychiatrist for accurate diagnosis
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