My 11 year old daughter seems to be depressed. I thought is was just one of the those stages, getting ready for puberty, but it has been going on for awhile. Now even family members and school officials seem to notice it. We have talked to our Dr. but he just seems to think it's something that she will grow out of. She has dyslexia severely so she has a really hard time in school. She has gotten in fights with a few boys at her school over them calling her dumb or fat (she isn't fat, but a little heavier). I try to make a conscious effort not to compare her to her sister who is almost 15, a straight A student, and very slender. It breaks my heart to see her hurting but I just don't know what to do. I don't want to have to put her on medication because I know how those can affect young children. Depression does run in my family, I have battled with it off and on for years, as has my father. Does anyone have any ideas?