Our expert says:
Depression as such may occur in children, but seems uncommon. Unhappiness, where there are ood reasons to be unhappy, is more common.
Teens tend, at the best of times, to experience more emotional extremes, and to be reluctant to talk about this with adults, maybe especially parents. But assessment by a psychologist used to dealing with adolescents, can usually clarify things usefully.
Unfortunately, in divorces / separations, some parents do abuse the situation by getting a child involved in the conflict rather than protecting them, but it's hard to tell if that might be happening, without a proper assessment
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