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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?

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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.