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Types of Depression in Children

A collection of articles dealing with the various type of depression which may be experienced by children, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and dysthymia.

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Although rare, bipolar disorder in children exists, and is a serious medical illness that requires treatment. Learn about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children.

Could Your Child Have Summer Depression?
When depression strikes a child in the summer parents may wonder if it is just boredom, however, summer depression is a rare form of seasonal affectivde disorder (SAD) which can affect children.

Cyclothymia in Children and Adolescents
Cyclothymic disorder, or cyclothymia, is a mood disorder of the bipolar disorder spectrum. Although considered to be rare, it does occur in children and teens.

Depressive Disorders in Children
This article highlights the facts about childhood depressive disorders, focusing on major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder and bipolar...

Double Depression in Children
For information about double depression in children this article will help guide parents through the diagnosis of double depression in their children and treatment options. This article will also help parents how to recognize symptoms of double depression in their children and when to seek help their child's depression is not getting better with...

Dysthymia in Children
Dysthymia, also known as dysthymic disorder or DD, is a common depressive disorder among children and adolescents. Research finds that risk factors, symptoms, and outcomes are similar to those found in major depressive disorder in children.

Psychotic Depression in Children and Adolescents
One severe subtype of depression in children is psychotic depression. It involves the typical symptoms of depression with accompanying psychosis, or a loss of touch with reality.

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, in children is a form of depression that affects mood and typically begins with the onset of natural light changes.

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