Depression Warning Signs

warning-signs

Adolescence is an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. Depression is very common in teenagers. Keep reading for more information on teen depression warning signs.

Stress from the pressure to have good grades, be a star athlete, or from peers can result in adolescent or teenage depression.  If your teen experiences some of the following warning signs – please see a therapist in your area.  We also provide information on residential treatment centers that have on site therapist to deal with teen depression.

Recognizing Adolescent / Teenage Depression:

These symptoms may indicate depression, particularly when they last for more than two weeks:
Poor performance in school
Withdrawal from friends and activities
Sadness and hopelessness
Lack of enthusiasm, energy or motivation
Anger and rage
Overreaction to criticism
Feelings of being unable to satisfy ideals
Poor self-esteem or guilt
Indecision, lack of concentration or forgetfulness
Restlessness and agitation
Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
Substance abuse
Problems with authority
Suicidal thoughts or actions

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