Depression in Children: What You Need to Know and How to Help
How Do Doctors Diagnose Depression?
Doctors diagnose depression with an evaluation in which they ask about your child’s moods and whether you have seen some of the signs of depression. They will ask how those symptoms have affected your child’s life such as at school, with friendships and at home. There are no tests (such as checklists, blood tests or brain imaging) that can diagnose depression at this time.