Don't overlook childhood depression.

  title={Don't overlook childhood depression.},
  author={Lauren L Louters},
  journal={JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants},
  volume={17 9},
  • Lauren L Louters
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Although depression is not uncommon among American children, clinicians often miss it. Because depression is associated with somatic complaints, social impairment, and suicide, health care providers must know the risk factors for depression and be able to recognize the symptoms and implement an effective treatment plan.