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Need to Know

Parents need to be aware of teens depression a serious condition that afflicts many adolescent. And unfortunately, many parents and even the school system. Are not able to recognize the warning signs or intervene in time to help their teen. It is important to understand why your teenager is experiencing sadness and what is causing it. Once you know why, you will be able to offer help and assistance that can improve the way they feel.

teen depression

Feeling sad

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ― C.S. Lewis. A teenager goes through a lot of changes physically and emotionally, especially during puberty . This time in their life is not only confusing, but it can cause their emotions to be overactive. Your child may be experiencing depression for a number of reasons and will display different symptoms than the next.

Parents these causes and signs

Common causes of  depression.

  • Hormones
  • Bullying or learned negative thinking
  • Imbalance of chemicals in the brain
  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Poor performance in school
  • Decline in their social life
  • Major change or event in their life
Parents how can you tell.

One thing to keep in mind as an adult is that your child may be going through changes in his or her life and it is possible that he or she is having a hard time or simply a bad day at school. One way to tell the difference between being in a slump and simply hormones is by watching their mood to see if it changes with an improvement in their social or home life. If it does not, it is likely your teen depressed. If you think your teen is  depressed, you need to get them help right away to overcome before it become more serious. It is important for you to be by their side throughout this experience.