Depressive symptoms in preschoolers may linger throughout childhood

08/4/2014 | HealthDay News

Children who were diagnosed with depression at ages 3 to 5 were more than twice as likely to meet the criteria for clinical depression six years later than those without depressive symptoms as preschoolers, according to a study in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers also found that conduct disorder and maternal depression were associated with a greater risk of depression.

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