Depression in different types of patients
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Depression has been estimated to have a prevalence in children of 2.5% and in adolescents of 4–8% . The presentation of symptoms of depression in young people is, to a large extent, similar to that of adults, especially with respect to the presence of neurovegetative symptoms of depression. Decline in psychosocial performance (primarily in school) and reduced interest in previously enjoyed activities may be more easily detected signs that a younger individual is experiencing symptoms of depression. In addition, irritability may be more common in depressed children and adolescents than in depressed adults.
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