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Young children are susceptible to depression

On reflection, a mother realizes 2 of her children suffered from depression in grade school resulting in behavioural problems and general sadness. She believes an early diagnosis would have made growing up and adulthood much better. 12% of DuPage's population is believed to be suffering from depression. More than 10,000 children suffer or 1% are children. The condition is believed to be undiagnosed in many children as children are perceived as unlikely to suffer from depression.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by DuPage Daily Herald

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About: Young children are susceptible to depression

Date: 3 May 2004

Source: DuPage Daily Herald

Author: Stacey St. Clair


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