Nimmy Davis, Alfa Mariyam Thomson, Dr. Abel Abraham Thomas, Dr. Elssey Abraham
Depression is a sad morbid state that affects nearly all daily activities and has short term as well as long term consequences. Pediatric depression is a subject worth studying since it continues episodically into adulthood. This article summarizes the etiology, clinical presentation and treatment strategies of depression in pediatric population. It also throws a light on etiology of depression in adolescents. Understanding the disorder is crucial for determining the etiologic status, which aids in promoting interventional strategies. The clinical presentation and natural course of the disease are mostly similar in the entire lifespan. However, some variability exists. This variability also exists among gender, as female population is more susceptible to depression. Pediatric depression mostly occurs in situation where the needs of the child are not taken care of as in case of vulnerability and poverty. If early and effective diagnosis is made, then suitable intervention methods can be adopted based on the patient need. This involves psychotherapy, pharmacological treatment and other treatment options.
Nimmy Davis, Alfa Mariyam Thomson, Dr. Abel Abraham Thomas, Dr. Elssey Abraham. Pediatric depression. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 39-46