Depressive disorders in childhood

Keywords: Depressive disorder, adolescence, childhood, psychiatric disorder, prevalence


Depression is one of the main psychiatric disorders that prevails during childhood and adolescence. The causes are multifactorial, of which the following stand out: traumatic events, the social development environment, genetics and brain chemistry accompanied by some anatomical and functional alterations. The consequences can be serious in the long term and can even contribute to the problem if it is not identified and referred promptly or lead to suicide, once the diagnosis has not been effective. The treatment for depression is complex and includes drugs and cognitive-behavioral therapy. This article aims to help first contact physicians to diagnose in a timely manner to act in situations that may endanger the patient with this condition, and therefore refer to specialists.


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How to Cite
Corona-Olivera , E. J. (2022). Depressive disorders in childhood. Mexican Journal of Medical Research ICSA, 10(19), 52-58.