Is it depression or hormones?

Sometimes it is hard to tell if your child is depressed, or if they are hormonal. Both can cause them to cry, be grouchy or even sleep a lot.

So, how do you know when it is one versus the other?

My thought is that it is hard to know, but if their behavior becomes a concern it is best to speak to your doctor.

What are things you would look out for when trying to decide between depression or hormones?

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    07/22/14
    8Theresa Gould
    It's ok to feel down once in a while. I think with depression it would be for long perionds and ongoing, as Sheilamentioned. Hormones are at certain times of the month and grumpiness happens in the best of us.
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