Certain medical or mental disorders can produce symptoms similar to depression. Before depression is diagnosed, it may be necessary to rule out other causes of the symptoms that your child or teen may be experiencing. These other disorders may be present along with depression. Examples of other conditions that can cause similar symptoms are:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent PsychiatryDavid A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current as ofMay 3, 2017
Current as of: May 3, 2017
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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