Teenage Depression

Teenage depression is a mental health disorder marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and loss of interest in usual activities.

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Depression can be a temporary response to a multitude of situations and stressors. It is difficult to diagnose a teen with depression as altering moods are natural to maturation, the influence of sex hormones, and independence conflicts.

It can also be caused by the sudden death of a friend or relative, a breakup with a significant other, or even a failure at school. Adolescents with low self-esteem are particularly at risk for teen depression, especially when they experience something stressful.

Symptoms of Teenage Depression:

  • Feelings of anger or worry
  • Feelings of grief
  • Feeling loss of control
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive behavior
  • Destructive behavior
  • Reckless behavior
  • Criminal behavior
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Change in eating habits
  • Obsession with death

If you believe your teen shows signs of depression, contact Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center at 954-734-2001 to schedule a no-cost assessment. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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