Depression in Children and Adolescents
Sarah, a thin 11-year-old, is brought to the family physician by her mother. Sarah has been unhappy, saying that life is not worth living, refusing to go to school, and complaining of stomach pains and headache. This problem has become worse over several weeks.
The challenge of understanding how depression in young people develops, is diagnosed, and treated often begins with presentations like Sarah's.
Rey, J. M., & Hazell, P. (2009). Depression in Children and Adolescents. In J. M. Rey, & B. Birmaher (Eds.), Treating child and adolescent depression (pp. 3-16). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.