How to Diagnose and Treat Teen Depression?

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Diagnosis To diagnose a teen depression, a doctor may prescribe following tests:
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Lab tests.
  • Physical exam.
Treatment In general, treatment of teen depression includes:
  • Medications: fluoxetine (Prozac) and escitalopram (Lexapro).
  • Psychotherapy: talking about depression and related issues with a mental health provider