How to Diagnose and Treat Teen Depression?

Q:
How to diagnose and treat teen depression?

A:
Diagnosis
To diagnose a teen depression, a doctor may prescribe following tests:

  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Lab tests.
  • Physical exam.

Treatment
In general, treatment of teen depression includes:

  • Medications: fluoxetine (Prozac) and escitalopram (Lexapro).
  • Psychotherapy: talking about depression and related issues with a mental health provider

 

 

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