A diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder may not be accurate to what your child is experiencing. Other conditions that can resemble mood disorders or be co-occurring are
- adjustment disorder,
- anxiety disorders,
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
- attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder,
- oppositional defiant disorder, and
- eating disorders.
Talk with your mental health professional to understand the reasoning for their diagnosis and their rationale for ruling out of other possibilities.