Medical problems such as a low thyroid level and anemia.
A child may have one or more of these other conditions along with depression.
In some cases, a child who has depression is later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. A first episode of mania can happen on its own. But it can also be triggered by certain medicines, such as antidepressants. It is important to tell your child's doctor about any bipolar disorder in the family and to watch your child closely for signs of manic behaviour.
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & David A. Brent MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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