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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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Current as of: June 16, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope MD - Pediatrics

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

David A. Brent MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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