Teen Depression By: Ellyn Will Teen Depression




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Teen Depression

By: Ellyn Will

Teen Depression

  • Is a disorder that occurs during the teenage years, and involves ongoing sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and loss of interest in usual activities.

  • It Is the most common of all psychological problems among adolescents

  • Very common and affects as many as 1 in 8 people in their teen years.

  • Affects people of every color, race, economic status, or age



Causes

  • Abuse

  • Conflict

  • Death or a loss

  • Genetics

  • Major events

  • Serious illnesses

  • Substance abuse



Signs and Symptoms

  • Sadness or hopelessness

  • Anger

  • Tearfulness or frequent crying

  • Withdrawal from friends and family

  • Loss of interest in activities

  • Changes in eating and sleeping habits

  • Restlessness and agitation

  • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt

  • Lack of enthusiasm and motivation

  • Fatigue or lack of energy

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Thoughts of death or suicide



Effects

  • Problems at school

  • Running away

  • Substance abuse

  • Low Self-esteem

  • Eating disorders

  • Internet addiction

  • Self-injury

  • Reckless behavior

  • Violence

  • Suicide



Treatment

  • Talking

  • Visiting the doctor

  • Seeking out a specialist

  • Antidepressants



Personal Experience

  • I have a family history of depression.

  • Mother has depression because of the loss of her sister.

  • Sister has depression because of tough teenage years.



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