A woman brings in her teenage daughter for evaluation. For two months the girl has been quiet, without energy and having trouble with her schoolwork. Could she be depressed?
I have asked my patient Mrs Smith to take her 16-year-old daughter to see a psychiatrist. For two months the girl has been quiet, without energy and having an unusual amount of difficulty with her schoolwork. There are no significant problems in her family. I can find no physical cause and I wonder if she is depressed.