Table Of Contents
What Is Teenage Depression? 1
Diagnosing Teenage Depression 5
Signs and Symptoms of Teenage Depression 9
How to Recognize Suicide Warning Signs in Teenagers 12
Treatment Options for Teenage Depression 16
How Friends and Family Can Support Sufferers of Teenage Depression 19
How Teenage Depression Differs from Adult Depression 22
Lifestyle and Diet Tips for Easing Depression in Teens 26
How to Aid You Child’s Medical Treatment for Teenage Depression 29
Support Groups for Depression 32
Teenage Depression – When to Call a Professional for Help 36
Building Self-Esteem in Teenagers 39
How to Know When It’s “Only a Phase” – Recognizing Teenage Depression 42
The Risk of Leaving Depression Untreated 45
The Risk of Antidepressant Use in Teenagers 49
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What Is Teenage Depression?
The teen years are full of change. Changes can be good for you, but they are also quite stressful. It is perfectly natural for every teen to feel a little bit scared and confused while going through physical changes and self searching.
There are many factors contributing to the mood swings of teenagers. They are more sensitive and more easily influenced by outside factors. It is perfectly natural for an adolescent to be unhappy or angry at times. However, when the feeling of unhappiness is prolonged, the teenager might suffer from teenage depression.
In medical terms, adolescent or teenage depression is considered a disorder. It is characterized by continuous sadness, unhappiness and loss of interest in everyday activities. The feeling of worthlessness is another common sign of teenage depression. Hopelessness is also present.
Regrettably, teenage depression is not an uncommon condition. Statistical data reveals that 1 in every 8 adolescents is suffering from this disorder. Various studies have concluded that the individuals between 16 and 24 years of age form the population group which is most vulnerable to depression and suicide.Other Details
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