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Clinical case review

A 16-year-old girl with depression

John Ellard

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Abstract

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?

Article Extract

Case scenario

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.

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