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Co-morbidity with other mental problems

Depressive symptoms may co-morbid with other mental problems, such as,

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Disruptive Behaviour Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse or Dependence

If the above-mentioned symptoms have persisted for more than two weeks, and that they are remarkably affecting performance at school or work and interpersonal relationships, don’t hesitate! Make a call to counselling hotlines, or seek advice from your physician immediately! You may also schedule an appointment with a school counsellor, educational/clinical psychologist, or psychiatrist to discuss your problems.

References: Stark, K., Vaughn, C., Doxey, M., & Luss, L. (1999). Depressive disorders. In R.T. Ammerman, M. Hersen, & C.G. Last (2nd Ed.), Prescriptive treatments for children and adolescents (pp.114-140). New York: Allyn & Bacon.