Teenagers and depression
Serious signs of teenage depression include:
- A change in appetite and sleep patterns
- Loss of interest or enjoyment in usual activities
- Prolonged sadness
- Withdrawal from friends
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Lack of energy
- Poor school performance
These are all signs that should alert you to a problem that may need professional counseling (especially if the signs persist and the teen doesn’t respond to encouragement). See also depression.
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.
All ArmMed Media material is provided for information only and is neither advice nor a substitute for proper medical care. Consult a qualified healthcare professional who understands your particular history for individual concerns.