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Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Depression in Children and Teens

Topic Overview

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:

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Current as ofDecember 7, 2017