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What are signs of depression in teenagers?

What are signs of depression in teenagers?

Teen depression: Anger, irritability, low school performance, eating too much or too little, acting out behavior, deprecating comments toward oneself. Best. ...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 depression in teenagers?

What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers?

Lasting negativity: Symptoms of depression in teenagers include sadness, hopelessness, irritability, extreme sensitivity to criticism and fatigue. For these symptoms to qualify as depression and more than just a passing mood, parents should pay attention to how long they last. Episodes lasting for more than two weeks could possibly be depression. ...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 are the symptoms of autism in teens?

What are the symptoms of autism in teens?

See below: Teens would generally exhibit: difficulty with communication; impairments in social skills & understanding how to engage & interact with others; and unusual behaviors and interests. There is a wide variability of impact on everyday functioning. ...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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What are some of the symptoms of diabetes in teenagers?

What are some of the symptoms of diabetes in teenagers?

Symptoms of Diabetes: Symptoms of diabetes are the same no matter what the age. They include increased thirst, urinating large volumes, blurry vision, yeast infections, and in some cases a dark area on the back of the neck, arm pits, any body folds especially, called acanthosis nigricans. If there is any question of diabetes, the teenager should see a doctor for blood tests. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mental illness in teens?

What are the symptoms of mental illness in teens?

Change in behavior: Mental illnesses can present in a huge variety of ways. Often signs include a change in behavior, change in school performance, becoming more withdrawn, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, etc. Talk to your teen consistently and let them know that if they ever need help you are there for support. ...Read more

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What are the signs of eye cancer in teenagers?

What are the signs of eye cancer in teenagers?

Rare: Eye cancers in teenagers are extraordinarily rare, almost unheard of. Any change in vision that is unilateral (one side only) or eye pain or sudden change of any kind should be immediately evaluated by an ophthalmologist, even if it isn't cancer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

Pretty much the: Same as adults: low mood, crying spells, loss of interest, low energy, etc. For more, check out the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

Long list: Consequences of psychologic maltreatment (emotional abuse) may include: attachment problems, dependency, low self-esteem, negativity, anxiety, depression, aggression, impulse control problem, and so on. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of insomnia in toddlers?

What are the symptoms of insomnia in toddlers?

Insomnia in kids: Difficulty staying asleep or getting to sleep. So usually it is the child that wakes up or fights going to bed and gives parents/caregivers multiple "curtain calls:" glass of water, one more story, bathroom again, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depression in elderly people?

What are the symptoms of depression in elderly people?

Many: There are changes in energy, sleep, and appetite. Could have loss of interest in family and things previously enjoyed; may become more isolated and irritable. Sometimes they become agitated, anxious, and pacing. Concentration may be poor. Such a person needs to see his/her physician for an evaluation -- also a psychiatrist can help differentiate causes & treat effectively. Care is needed w/this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

See below...: Irritability, racing speech, little sleep with no apparent fatigue, poor judgment, increased risk-taking behavior, hypersexuality, delusions, hallucinations. Other disorders often mistaken for teenage bipolar disorder include adhd, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), schizophrenia. A specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist, is best positioned to interpret such symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leukemia in teen?

Leukemia: I assume you are asking about acute leukemia. In teen, incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is way more common than aml. Symptoms can include-fatigue/no energy, pallor, shortnes of breath easily, multiple episodes of infections, fevers, chils, bony pain, easy bruising, bleeding, weight loss, etc. Read more at www.Lls.Org, www.Cancer.Gov or www.Nccn.Com. ...Read more

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What are the signs of add in adult women?

What are the signs of add in adult women?

See link: Adult add/adhd is becoming more prevalent, and much research has been taking place in this area. The following link provides a good basic review of some common symptoms seen in adults with attention issues. Best wishes. http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/10-symptoms-adult-adhd. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bipolar?

What are the signs of bipolar?

Large mood swings,: Racing thoughts, increased irritability, grandiosity, increased multi-tasking, decreased need for sleep, increased sexual acting out, irresponsible spending, and increased impulsivity. Mood stabilizing medications such as lithium work well. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of bipolar in an adult female.?

What are the signs and symptoms of bipolar in an adult female.?

Bipolar sx: The same as in a man: episodes of high mood which can include, decreased need for sleep, high energy, gregarious, pressure to do things, grandiose thinking (can include paranoia and delusions), extreme irritability. Episodes can last days to months. At other times severe depression occurs for days to months. Some have mixed states with high energy and depressed mood. This is a complex conditon. ...Read more

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What are the signs of OCD is teens?

What are the signs of OCD is teens?

Irrational : Thoughts &!behsvior you know are irrational but feel compelled to carry out. Takes longer to do things because of rituals etc ...Read more

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