Posted on Apr 19, 2022
The teenage years are times when individuals develop their identity and sense of self. If a depression is left to develop, it can lead to isolation from family and friends, risk taking behaviors such as reckless driving, inappropriate sexual involvements and drug and alcohol abuse. It can also impact on school performance and study, which can have downstream effects on later career or study options. Hence all these aspects make Teenage Depression as a major issue that needs to be tracked and addressed early.
Symptoms or Features of Teenage Depression :
An adolescent who is depressed may not show obvious signs of depression. However, if he or she shows any of the following, it is best advised that you approach the child and address their mental health issues:
Diagnosis of Teenage Depression:
The Depression is characterized by above symptoms, which should last for at least 2 weeks for making a diagnosis of Depression.
Management or Treatment for Teenage Depression: