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Why would teen depression be so common now?

Why would teen depression be so common now?

See in details : Two main factors 1- increased psychosocial stressors 2 more importantly increased awareness and recognition has now more reporting. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What are some signs of a teen having adolescent depression?

What are some signs of a teen having adolescent depression?

Depression likely: Adolescent depression is more common than many parents believe. Some worrisome signs of possible depression include becoming withdrawn, loosing interest in things he/she used to enjoy, sleeping more than usual, feeling worthless or hopeless and having trouble concentrating. Teens may start eating a lot more or a lot less than usual, or become very anxious. Pediatricians can help evaluate. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression at all related to events in a persons life?

Help please! is depression at all related to events in a persons life?

Yes: It certainly can be , especially related to loss and diminished self esteem. But it can also be related to a biological or a genetic condition and these things can be interrelated. Treatment for depression works. ...Read more

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Is depression related to hepatitis?

Is depression related to hepatitis?

Not directly: Hepatitis, as any chronic illness, may result in depressive symptoms. Hepatitis does not directly cause depression per se. ...Read more

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How is anxiety related to depression?

How is anxiety related to depression?

Closely at times: Depression can be anxious , couch-potato, or agitated in nature. In the first instance anxiety is obviously present. Less understood is the existence of a severe anxiety disorder that leads to crippling depression as a consequence. Severe social anxiety, agoraphobia or major panic attacks are so disabling themselves at times that it's almost inevitable that clinical depression occurs then as well. ...Read more

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Is depression common in children and teens?

Is depression common in children and teens?

Yes: http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/statistics/1mdd_child.Shtml. Sx might differ in children and adolescents. In younger children depression might manifest as somatic complaints (headaches, tummy aches, school- and separation anxiety). In adolesecents, it's more complicated, given their developmental stages (more behavioral acting out, irritability). ...Read more

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What are typical signs of depression in teens?

What are typical signs of depression in teens?

Teen depression: Depression in teenagers may look like a bad child instead of a sad child. Teens may begin smoking, drinking alcohol or using drugs. They may stop doing homework and academics may take a nose dive. Arguments with parents and siblings may increase. They may be irritable. A previously compliant teen may now become a defiant one. They may isolate from others ; stop participating in activities >>. ...Read more

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What is the chance of teens getting depression?

What is the chance of teens getting depression?

High incidence: Teens incidence of medical depression (not just sadness or moodiness of teenage) can be as high as 20 %. See national institutes of mental health article on the prevalence of depression in adolescents <http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8436689" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

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What would be an indication of teen depression?

And why it matters: Suicide is 3rd leading cause of death in teens look for depression. More frequently irritable, sad. Lost interest in previous pleasures. Change in sleep pattern. Chang in eating. Letting go of friendships, texting, phone calls. New frequent physical aches and pains. Alteration in school success. Possible substance use. Talk of death or new silences. What do your instincts tell you? Ask. Be open. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic depression related to love?

What do you advise if I have chronic depression related to love?

Psychotherapy: You could work with a psychologist in psychotherapy to resolve the difficulties you're having with love, and/or how this relates to your overall mood. ...Read more

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