Depression in preschool changes the brain, study shows
Only in the past two decades has depression in children been taken seriously. Now, it's becoming clear that kids as young as 3 can have major depression. That's due largely to the work of Dr. Joan Luby, the director of the Early Emotional Development Program at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, who is credited with spurring the small but growing body of evidence that preschoolers can experience depression and be successfully treated.
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