Fort Lauderdale Is Here To Help
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.