What is depression?

Is depression common in children & adolescents?

What are the symptoms of depression?

What causes depression?

How is depression diagnosed?

What are the treatments for depression?

What are the predictors for the recurrence of depression?

Health Education




Is depression common in children & adolescents?

The growing number of studies confirmed that depression commonly affects children & adolescents but it is far more common in adolescents than in children. Since depressive symptoms are common during childhood and adolescence, it hard to put a boundary between normal and pathological signs of depression.

In children, the depression rate for boys & girls are similar. But depressive disorder becomes more prevalent in girls compared to boys during adolescence. In addition, the overall rate of depression varied across countries and cultures.