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    Default Pediatric Depression: Overview

    Pediatric Depression
    Author: Angelo P Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan; Chief Quality Officer, Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
    Medscape Medical News
    Updated: Sep 23, 2013
    Posted March 4, 2014

    Pediatric depression is a relatively common psychiatric condition that generally continues episodically into adulthood. Whether damaging experiences or biologic processes trigger depressive episodes remains subject to debate; however, the final common pathways to depression involve biochemical changes in the brain.



    This overview is written as a clinician's reference. It should not be used to diagnose an illness,which should always be done by a competent medical professional.
    Due to its length, a copy of the entire article (14 pages) is attached for download / viewing / printing.
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