Teen Depression

Rates of depression among boys and girls are relatively equal up until age eleven or so.  During adolescence, though, girls become twice as likely as boys to experience bouts of depression.  If you see changes in your child’s grades, sleep patterns, moodiness, activities or other problems, please contact us to evaluate whether your child may be depressed.  We at Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Baton Rouge, can effectively treat most cases of adolescent depression.