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Facts About Teen Depression


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Facts, signs and symptoms of teen depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels, and behaves. Many teens demonstrate clear warning signs and symptoms of teen depression when considering suicide. Depression in teens can cause emotional, functional and physical problems. Parents should be aware of the signs and symptoms of teen depression address it with their teens.

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Facts About Teen Depression

  1. 1. An estimated FACTS ABOUT TEEN DEPRESSION Brought to you by: SOURCES: 20%of teens will experience depression before reaching adulthood. of teens suffered from depression within the last 12 months. 15% OF TEENS suffering with depression will eventually develop bipolar disorder. of teens never receive help for their depression. Depression increases a teen’s risk for attempting suicide by 12 times. SUICIDERISK Academic Stress Traumatic Event LEADING CAUSES OF TEEN DEPRESSION Romantic Problems Divorcing Parents 80% 14% AN ESTIMATED 30% of teens suffering with depression also develop substance use problems. SUB STANCEUSE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TEEN DEPRESSION 4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs as to their intentions. CHANGES IN APPETITE CRANKINESS & IRRITABILITY OVERALL SADNESS FEELING TIRED ALL THE TIME INABILITY TO HAVE FUN