It’s not Just a Phase: Understanding Teenage Depression

Depression remains the most common mental illness in adults in the U.S. However, many adults tend to forget that depression and other mental illnesses may occur in teenagers as well as children. Often, parents and authoritative figures disregard depressive symptoms as a natural part of adolescence. In reality, the symptoms of depression in teens can be clear indicators of serious, potentially harmful consequences. As a result, parents need to understand teen depression, its signs and symptoms, and how its treatment differs from the depression of adults. What is Teen Depression? Just like adult depression, teen depression refers to the irrational,…

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