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could you tell me what are some common signs of teenage depression?

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Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Signs below...: Common symptoms we discuss are changes in sleep, decreased interest in normal interests, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, decreased concentration, changes in appetite, feeling like you are in slow motion, and having thoughts of suicide.

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Top meds for: teenage depression?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Consider two: Because studies on the effects of antidepressants in teens are limited, doctors rely mainly on adult research when prescribing medications. The food and drug administration (fda) has approved two medications for teen depression — fluoxetine (prozac) and escitalopram (lexapro).
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What are the symptoms of teenage depression?

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Here are some : Teens can be excessively irritable when depressed. Some other symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, weight loss or weight gain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, very sad mood, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts about death and even suicidal thoughts. If your teen is experiencing any of these, please meet with a psychologist or psychiatrist right away.
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Need expert help here. What are some common signs of teenage depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Teenage depression: Signs of teenage depression: withdrawal from family or friends; loss of interest in usual activities; sadness/hopelessness; irritability; lack of enthusiasm or motivation; feelings of worthlessness or guilt; agitation/restlessness; disturbed sleep; trouble concentrating; thoughts of death or suicide. For more info, please see: http://tinyurl.Com/3c25b6.
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Need expert help here. What are the signs of teenage depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Teenage depression: Signs of teenage depression: withdrawal from family or friends; loss of interest in usual activities; sadness/hopelessness; irritability; lack of enthusiasm or motivation; feelings of worthlessness or guilt; agitation/restlessness; disturbed sleep; trouble concentrating; thoughts of death or suicide. For more info, please see: http://tinyurl.Com/3c25b6.
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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of teenage depression?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Teen depression: Is harder to diagnose than depression in adults. All teens have some moodiness and rapid mood swings which can be similar to depression. If you are concerned about a teenager you know consider speaking with a psychologist about your concerns and possibly set up an evaluation for the teen. If a teen is extremely isolated and lacking interest in life ( possibly suicidal) get help asap.

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