Signs of Depression In Teenagers

What are some signs your teenager is experiencing depression?  As therapists we look for several signs.  Some of them are included here:


A few signs of possible adolescent depression.

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Keep your eye out for a mention of suicidal thoughts, your teen telling you he or she feels depressed, changes in appetite and/or sleep, isolation and irritability.  If your teenager is exhibiting those symptoms, please feel free to call for a discussion.  The call is free.


Helping teens grow and families improve connection,

Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT

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