The Effects of Teen Depression on 17-Year-Old Josh

The Effects of Teen Depression on 17-Year-Old Josh

Josh doesn’t know whether he should tell his father how he feels. When he’s at school, he often feels different than everyone else, like there’s something wrong with him. Whenever, he’s with his friends, he’s worried that he’s the only one concerned about the way he looks and even anxious about who he is. Josh can’t really get a handle on feeling good about himself. […]

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Teen Depression: What Might Create A Slump In Adolescence

Teen Depression: What Might Create A Slump In Adolescence

Depression during adolescence is somewhat common. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately, 8% of teens meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Across the length of adolescence, one in five teens have experienced depression at some point in their teenage years. NAMI also points out that in clinical settings, such as group homes, hospitals, or rehabilitative centers, as many as 28 […]

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Mood Disorders: Looking at Teen Depression and Bipolar Disorders

Mood Disorders: Looking at Teen Depression and Bipolar Disorders

As you can already imagine, the teenager is at a unique crossroads. They stand at the uncomfortable intersection between being a child, under the influence of parents and teachers, and being an adult, attempting to find a sense of autonomy. You can imagine the sense of insecurity they might feel, the pressure to fit into society, the need for acceptance, and the experimentation they might […]

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Signs of Teen Depression

No parent wants to accept the fact that their child may be depressed, but being able to recognize the signs and act quickly to find help for your teen may help reduce the likelihood of greater issues that can come from an unresolved diagnosis. When it comes to teen depression, there are several signs that can be helpful in determining whether your child simply has […]

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