Adolescents with Down syndrome
may show somewhat different symptoms of depression than their non-disabled peers.
The following symptoms are often associated with depression in teens with Down
Because adolescents with
Down syndrome often develop depression after a loss, its important for
nurses to assess for symptoms following the death of a family member, change
in schools, retirement of a caregiver, or other loss-related events. Standard
antidepressant medications, including SSRIs, are used in teens with Down