Depression in children is noticeably rising as a longitudinal study conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine. Preschool children with Major Depression Disorder (MDD) is already with the same number of that from school-aged children according to a study Antidepressant medication will be given to Preschool children once diagnosed. Probiotic bacteria is believed to help improve the symptoms of Anxiety and Depression as stated in a new study

The longitudinal study conducted by Dr. Luby and her colleagues states that among school-age children, the strongest predicted depression is a family history of depression.

Chidhood depression can be rooted from genetics, depressed mother and as well from stressful or traumatic events.
The symptoms of depression in pre-schoolers vary and it is often undiagnosed, untreated because they were passed off as normal emotional and psychological changes that occur during growth.When a child get depressed, they used the “masked” depression where a child’s depressed moon was proven by acting out or angry behaviour. There are several symptoms of depression such as mood changes, sadness and feeling of hopelessness.

Jennifer Gibson, a brain blogger, wrote about how young is too young being diagnosed and stated that any parent can attest that the “terrible 2’s” as observed from the said children are their being moody and temperamental during their toddler stage.

A new study funded by the United States National Institute of Mental Health and published in Archives of General Psychiatry states that depression in preschool-aged children is a chronic condition and should not be taken for granted by parents said Gibson on her article.

Although a lot of research has been conducted still no evidence were presented about pre-schoolers shows developmental delay and that treating depression among young children could turn out to be a big issue despite from the fact that there is already an alarming number of children being prescribed with powerful psychiatric medications.

Zoloft as an antidepressant medication is discouraged among pre-schooler because of no proven facts to support that the said drug can be used as prescription instead experts encourage psychotherapy as a first-line treatment for children.

Nevertheless, there is a need for parents, teachers, and caregivers to be educated about a child’s emotional development.

Many women combating depression are unsure whether or not to continue taking Zoloft or another antidepressant whereas pregnant. there's proof that Zoloft will cause severe birth defects in youngsters born to mothers who took the drug whereas pregnant.

The key to preventing depression later in life among children is to through early detection so that they won’t experience any of the antidepressants side effects such as Zoloft birth defects.

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