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What is teen depression?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
15 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Lengthy despondency
Appetite and sleep significant change are red flags too little;too much.
Withdrawal, tearfulness, obsession with death, suicide, self-mutilation. Way over the top anger, falling & failing grades.Self deprecation. If you are asking, i must recommend a thorough evaluation. This is a critical period;if your arm was decreasing your quality of life, you would not wait. Same here, no more waiting. Ok?

In brief: Lengthy despondency
Appetite and sleep significant change are red flags too little;too much.
Withdrawal, tearfulness, obsession with death, suicide, self-mutilation. Way over the top anger, falling & failing grades.Self deprecation. If you are asking, i must recommend a thorough evaluation. This is a critical period;if your arm was decreasing your quality of life, you would not wait. Same here, no more waiting. Ok?
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
In brief: Teen Depression
Symptoms of Teen Depression: .Sadness.
.irritability .Resentment .angry outbursts .Use of Alcohol and Drugs .Fights .Identity confusion .Impulsivity .Family conflicts Teenagers need support,help and Therapy. Teenagers need

In brief: Teen Depression
Symptoms of Teen Depression: .Sadness.
.irritability .Resentment .angry outbursts .Use of Alcohol and Drugs .Fights .Identity confusion .Impulsivity .Family conflicts Teenagers need support,help and Therapy. Teenagers need
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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