Is My Teen Depressed? Signs of Teen Depression

Bayo Ajibola
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Signs of Teen Depression

Depression, is much more than just feeling the blues for a day or two. Depression is a lot more serious, and in case if it’s not detected and treated, it can result in an unhappy life filled up with undesirable – and quite often harmful – thoughts and behaviors.

Take a look at some of the signs of teen depression as outlined on the Mental Health America website:

  • Sleeping more than usual.
  • Tired all the time. Moping around. Not having the energy to do very much.
  • Extreme sadness.
  • A change in mood. He/she used to be in a good mood most of the time, but lately he/she is cranky and very sad.
  • Not interested in the things he/she used to be interested in, including school or sport activities, hobbies, etc.
  • Not wanting to hang out with friends or family members.
  • Appetite changes. May eat more or less than usual.
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Becomes very critical of self, others, and life in general. Verbally says he/she is worth nothing, nothing ever goes his or her way, etc.
  • Spending a lot of time dwelling on negative thoughts
  • Makes comments about how hopeless or depressed he/she is
  • Pain in the body
  • Making alarming comments like, “I wish I could just disappear” or “This world would be better off without me”.
  • Writing poetry or journaling about death

Of course, most of the signs above point out habits a large number of teenagers do ever so often. However if your teen has most of these symptoms, he or she may obviously be battling with depression.

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