Common sources of stress and trauma that cause depression

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Common sources of stress and trauma that cause depression

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What we see with kids who have had disruptions in their early relationships seem to be at increased risk for depression. It's a child who had a lot of different caregivers in their life or a child who lost a parent; a parent who died early in life, may be at an increased risk for depression. Clearly, kid's who have been exposed to abuse or violence in their families or their communities may also be at a higher risk for depression. What we find is that kids seem to need consistency and predictability, so anything that disrupts that seems to make them more at risk for depression.

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David Fassler, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

David Fassler, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing in Burlington, Vermont. A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, he completed his training in adult psychiatry at the University of Vermont, and in child psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as clinical director of Otter Creek Associates, a multidisciplinary practice providing comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Dr. Fassler is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont, and the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families.

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