• Medical Illness

    Although psychological complications of chronic illness in adolescence sometimes occur, any sudden or chronic illness or traumatic injury can contribute to depression. Also, certain medications may contribute to depression. Physical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid conditions, and anemia can also contribute to depression.

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  • Embarrassment about Back Problem Leads to Depression

    A seventh-grader with scoliosis tries to act positive for her family. But on the inside, she’s falling apart. 

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