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Unexplained Weight Loss in Children

Stress and depression can cause weight loss in children. It's good that your child isn't showing obvious signs of stress or depression, but it's important to remember that the signs can be subtle. Talk to your doctor if you ever think your child might be anxious or depressed.

If your child is an adolescent, are any of the following true?

- Erratic behavior

- More withdrawn than usual

- Doing poorly in school

- Skipping school

- Being secretive

Yes, one or more is true.

None of these is happening, or my child is not an adolescent.

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