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is this teen depression? moody after breakup

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Normal emotions: Feeling moody after a breakup (if only that) is a normal emotional response to the ending of a relationship. Major depression is at least two weeks of feeling depressed with any four of the following: having poor sleep or over sleeping, poor concentration, low energy, feelings of excessive guilt or worthlessness, not being able to enjoy anything, having suicidal thoughts, etc.
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry 47 years experience
It depends....: It is normal to be blue, it is may be that depression actually caused the breakup. If some depressive symptoms preceded the break-up the etiology of the mood may not be the relationship. If your mood is less than a 5 out of 10 [10 good], you need help in any case.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Situational depressi: this is a situation of situational depression. usually it is temorary but there may be a place for short term counseling.

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