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Top meds for: teenage depression?

Top meds for: teenage depression?

Individual choices: Medications for teenage depression are based on a comprehensive evaluation of an individual. Depending on your history, family history, other medical illnesses, other medications or substances being used, your doctor will select the best medicines for your situation. People respond individually to medications, and they can't be selected effectively without knowing you first. ...Read more

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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 the symptoms of teenage depression?

What are the symptoms of teenage depression?

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. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of teenage depression?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of teenage depression?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How common is teenage depression and how much is normally 'teen angst'?

Teenage depression: A bigger concern is thar teenagers self medicate depression via use of marihuana and this is rising. Cannabis is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs, and despite the widely held belief that it is a safe drug, its long-term use has potentially harmful consequences including the development of psychosis. The use of alcohol and drugs is highly correlated with mood disorders in teenagers. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some common signs of teenage depression?

Need expert help here. What are some common signs of teenage depression?

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. ...Read more

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What are the social causes of teenage depression? Or is it only genetic?

What are the social causes of teenage depression? Or is it only genetic?

Many: Bullying, divorce, physical abuse, emotional abuse, family discord, poverty, neglect. These are the highlights... ...Read more

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What is teen depression?

What is teen depression?

Teen with depression: Depression in children & teens is much the same illness but because of age related factors expression of the depression varies. Children are especially difficult to assess due to limited understanding and communication skills. Teens bring a special set of problems to diagnosing depression; a sense of immortality, a "can do it myself" attitude, male and female hormone influences, oppositionality. ...Read more

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How can teen depression be treated?

Same As Adults: Depression in teenagers is mostly treated in the same way as adults. Medications are used if needed, although medication use does require more monitoring due to evidence of slightly higher risk of side effects. Other non-medication therapies can be helpful - with teens it is more common to involved parents and families in treatment since family issues are often part of the picture. ...Read more

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