Adolescent Depression

What is Adolescent Depression?

Depression in adolescent is a serious mental health issue characterised by chronic unhappiness, persistent sense of sadness and a loss of interest in activities. I Teenagers may experience many ups and downs as a result of issues including peer pressure, academic expectations, and changes in hormone level. However, for some teenagers, the lows are more than just passing emotions. Adolescent Depression has been linked to high levels of stress, anxiety, and, in the most severe cases, suicide. t has an impact on how adolescent feels, thinks, and acts, and it can lead to emotional, social, and bodily issues. It can affect the personal life, school life, work life, social life and family life of teens. It can also lead to problems like social isolation and self-harming behaviour. It is neither a sign of weakness nor something that cannot be conquered by effort and positivity.

Adolescent Depression

Causes

  • Physical, Emotional, and/or Sexual Abuse ;
  • Negative Self-image ;
  • Low Self-esteem ;
  • Traumatic Event: Death of a Loved One ;
  • Peer Pressure ;
  • Disappointment, and Issues in Relationships ;
  • Inherited Traits ;
  • Hormonal Imbalance ;
  • Learned Helplessness.

Signs & Symptoms

Crying

Crying

Disengagement

Disengagement

Exhaustion

Exhaustion

Guilt

Guilt

Helpnessness & Hopelessness

Helpnessness & Hopelessness

Irritability

Irritability

Loss of Apetite

Loss of Apetite

Self Harm

Self Harm

Sleep Disturbance

Sleep Disturbance

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Suicide  Ideation

Suicide Ideation

Trouble Concentration

Trouble Concentration

Self - Care Tips

Make a routine

Make a routine

Learn to carve into the schedule

Learn to carve into the schedule

Express yourself

Express yourself

Do some physical exercise

Do some physical exercise

Eat healthy

Eat healthy

Notice good things

Notice good things

Practice positive self talk

Practice positive self talk

Relax your body with breathing and relaxation techniques

Relax your body with breathing and relaxation techniques

Frequently Asked Questions

Being depressed is different from just being unhappy or sad. A vague definition of depression is frequently used to explain how we feel through a breakup or after a stressful working week. An individual must have depressive symptoms nearly every day for at least two weeks in order to be diagnosed with depression. A persistently depressed, anxious, or "empty" mood; feelings of pessimism or hopelessness; impatience, irritation, or restlessness; feelings of guilt, unworthiness, or helplessness; and a loss of interest or enjoyment in hobbies or activities are some of these symptoms. You can take self-assessment to know if you are having depression.

The following are signs of teenage depression: Feelings of sadness, including crying spells for no apparent reason, Frustration or feelings of anger, Feeling hopeless or empty, Loss of Interest, Loss of Pleasure, Low energy, Loss of Appetite or excessive Eating, Insomnia or increased sleep, Low Self-esteem etc.

In order to receive the proper care, you must first acknowledge that you are depressed. You may have major depression disorder if you've had some of the aforementioned symptoms for longer than two weeks. Online counselling for depression is just as beneficial as traditional therapy. A person may get enough knowledge from these online sessions to assist them choose the best course of action to deal with their depression symptoms. The best clinical psychologists can help in identification of depression and treatment of teen depression.



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