What's to Know About Teen Depression?

Q:
What’s to know about teen depression?

A:
This is a common condition found among teenagers. Studies have shown that one out of every eight adolescents has teen depression.

How do adolescents get depression? There are many factors that can trigger teen depression. For example, bad grades may make them feel worthless and inadequate. Social status, family life or sexual orientation can play a role as well.

Here are some symptoms:

  • rebellious behavior
  • apathy
  • fatigue
  • trouble concentrating
  • irresponsible behavior
  • memory loss
  • thoughts of death
  • sudden drop in grades
  • anxiety and sadness

 

Keyword: teen depression

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