Depression in children and teens

Depression in children and teens

There are 4 comments on the story from May 19, 2011, titled Depression in children and teens. In it, reports that:

Depression among children and teenagers is a common and unfortunate problem.A According to the Surgeon General , at any given time, between 10 - 15% of children and teenagers have some symptoms of depression.A The following are the symptoms of depression; a person must have 5 out of 9 for a diagnosis:A Depressed or irritable mood.

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#1 May 19, 2011
Depression is manufactured by mind drugs. Then the victimed is drugged further for another side effect.
Robert Johnson

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 13, 2012
It makes practical sense to believe that a balanced and nutritious diet is always a good weapon to combat illnesses. A severely deficient diet gives our bodies too little resources to work on. Like Vitamin D, a deficiency in Vitamin B-complex are also associated with several depressive conditions as well as psychological and other mental disorders.
On the other hand, the risks and side effects associated with antidepressants like Paxil, have grown through the years. People may be better off stuffing themselves up with nutrients-rich food, than getting more doses of drugs.
Rob Smith

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 24, 2012
Teens and children are in indeed at risk of developing depression. Although managing teen depression with antidepressants may not be a good idea. Antidepressants increases suicidal thinking in teens and children. Must read this interesting article regarding zoloft, before taking those medicines:


#6 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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