Depression in children and adolescents

Ann M. Lagges, David W. Dunn

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Depression is a common problem in children and adolescents. The disorder may be overlooked because of the prominent irritability seen in children with depression and because of the perception that moodiness is a normal phase of childhood. Depression frequently is associated with other psychiatric problems and neurologic disorders. Therapy consists of psychotherapy and medication, with SSRIs the first choice for pharmacotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)953-960
Number of pages8
JournalNeurologic clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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