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    What can cause depression in children?

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  • Elisha Lawry

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    Children can suffer with what is called reactive depression. The child may experience this when there is a traumatic life change such as moving school, moving environment, illnesses, impacts of bullying, impacts of any kind of difficulty that the child might have can lead to this depression.

    Also other factors which may trigger a cause of depression in children may be family situations, the home, the friendship groups, the social groups, the health of the child, their ability to socialize, or even their ability to do their exercise and look after themselves.

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