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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Genovese
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Dr. Glen Elliott
If you are concerned enough to be asking the question, it probably merits a work-up. Check out http://www.aacap.org/page.ww?section=Facts for Families&name=The Depressed Child It's free.
Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Ask your child

There are signs such as loss of interest, changes in eating , sleeping and school habits that are seen with depression but in a 10 year old you should simply ask your child if he/she feels sad and if so, about what.

In brief: Ask your child

There are signs such as loss of interest, changes in eating , sleeping and school habits that are seen with depression but in a 10 year old you should simply ask your child if he/she feels sad and if so, about what.
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Child issues

children who are depressed often show persistent irritability, withdrawal from social interaction, poor performance in school, decrease or increase in appetite.

In brief: Child issues

children who are depressed often show persistent irritability, withdrawal from social interaction, poor performance in school, decrease or increase in appetite.
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