7 year old Macedonian kid diagnosed with depression


The youngest patient diagnosed with depression in Macedonia was only 7 years old, the META news site reports.

The site’s research cited the doctor treating the child, but reveals that there are no accurate data about young people struggling with mental illness and conditions.

We don’t reach for therapy right off the start. We begin with vitamins meant to help relax, but if the condition is broader, then we medicate. No producer of antidepressants offers their drugs to children, but the practice is that we use them when we have to, says doctor Katina Pavloska.