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Signs of Depression in Teens


The state will be diagnosed just as depression if the teen every day, most of the day, experienced various symptoms for at least two weeks. If the symptoms are a relatively short time period, it is described as a depressive episode. When symptoms at least a year are experienced long with no more than two months of relief, be it as dysthymia, diagnosed chronieser form of mild depression. What is in both cases of the common symptoms of depression? *

A sudden change in mood and behavior. The teenager who previously was quiet, suddenly aggressive. Rebellious behavior and even running away from home are common among teenagers with depression.

Social isolation. The depressed young separated himself from his friends. Or it could be that friends withdraw from the young depression because they see an undesirable change in his or her attitude and behavior.

Diminished interest in almost all activities. The teenager was generally passive. Hobbies that until recently was interesting, is now boring.

Noticeable changes in eating habits. Many experts say that disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating often associated with depression (and sometimes the result is).

Sleep Problems. The teenager sleeping too little or too much. Some develop abnormal sleeping habits, they were up all night and sleeping throughout the day.

Problems at school. The teenager suffering from depression find it difficult to get along with teachers and peers, and begin to deteriorate his points. Soon want more school teen smooth not go.

Dangerous or self-destructive behavior. Behaviour that death challenge, to show that the young person has little interest in life. Self-mutilation (such as cutting the skin) may also be a symptom.

A feeling of worthlessness or an inappropriate guilt. The teenager is very critical of himself and feels like a complete failure, even though the facts show something else.

Psychosomatic problems. When no physical cause can be found, a headache, back pain, abdominal pain and similar problems be a sign of underlying depression.

By regularly thinking about death or suicide. A Preoccupation with morbid themes can point to depression.