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My 9 y.o. daughter is experiencing unexplainable depression. It is heartbreaking. She is generally fine during the day and then starts to slip around dinner. By bed time she is crying this sorrowful cry. She just says, "I want this to end! When is it going to end, Mama?" I'm trying not to cry myself at this point. We've gone through all the questions of potential school problems, friends, her family, the fact that she's going to a new school next year, puberty fears (she is a long way from puberty). None of these issues is IT. The only thing she says is that she is scared of turning 10 (which isn't for another 5 months!) but I haven't ascertained what it is about turning ten that's scary. I feel like I read a long time ago that some kind of huge shift happens in the brain of a 9 yr old but I can't recall what it is and haven't found anything on the internet. And yes there is depression in the family...i have struggled for years which makes it even more heartbreaking to see it in my usually happy daughter. Ideas? thanks my sisters.