Study shows evidence of preschool depression - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/5/09

Study shows evidence of preschool depression

By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The thinking has always been that kids are too emotionally immature to experience depression before age three. 

Now, researchers at Washington School of St. Louis analyzed 300 pre-schoolers and discovered that 75 of them met the criteria for a major depressive disorder and another 79 already showed signs of anxiety. 

The bottom line is if you think your pre-schooler is suffering from anxiety or some disruptive disorder, don't assume they're too young for that.  It's worth checking out to catch problems early.

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