Depression Affects Somewhere Between 10 and 20% of all Teens
85% of Depressed Teens Will Have a Relapse Episode 10-15 Years Later
Medical research indicates that depression can be caused by any number of physiological, psychological, environmental, and genetically inherited factors
SSRIs are usually a doctor’s first choice to treat depression since these drugs have fewer adverse side effects.
Even close family members can sometimes not notice if you have depression
lots of teen depression symptoms are hidden by normal teenage behavior
10-20% of Teens
Any # of Causes
SSRI's are 1st option
How Can I Help
Bottom Line: Teenage Depression is a real issue, that has tangible medical issues that some are insensitive to. Depressed people are more likely to commit suicide, and thus they must be treated with care. Depression is an underestimated issue in today's culture.
Depression can often lead to other disorders in teens, such as eating, personality, and anxiety disorders.
More than eight hundred families affected by recurring bouts of depression were found to share a certain chromosome.
One of the most common causes of teen depression is a chemical imbalance in your brain.
there is a suicide lifeline that is open 24/7 to help with people who are potentially suicidal
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