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    Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Depression in Children and Teens

    Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Depression in Children and Teens

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    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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    By Healthwise Staff
    John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Last Revised May 3, 2013

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