How to Recognize Depression in Your Teenager
Risk factors for depression in teens
- Genetics can play a part in mood disorders, so if you or another family member has been treated for depression, it can be very likely that your child could be at risk as well.
- Trauma, such as death, abuse, divorce, bullying, failing in a class, or a break up, can assist in letting depression set in.
- A learning disability can make a teen feel like they are unintelligent to cause embarrassment making depression occur.
- Family issues can cause children who once felt protected by their parents begin to experience the let down and sorrow.
- Chronic illness can be debilitating and make the teenager feel they have nothing to live for.
Symptoms of depression in teens
- Frequent outbursts
- Retreating the nurse's office
- Extreme fatigue
- Change in sleep patterns
- Change in routine
- Lack of concentration
- Drop in school grades
- Risky behaviors
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
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