Facts about Depression in teens you need to know. If your youth is experiencing depression you and your child are not alone. That ‘s important to remember. While your child may not want the teen advice you have to give. You need to let him or her know that you are always there for support. Before you can help need to know more about depression. Below, you will find some interesting facts. That can help you prepare and be knowledgeable about what is going on.
Facts about Teenage
1: If you have a teenage daughter, she is more likely to be depressed than teen boys.
Teenage girls are more likely to suffer from depression than boys of the same age. As a matter of fact, girls can be as much as double and triple the times likely. The reason behind this is because teen girls go through puberty changes much more rapidly than teen boys.
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2: Can happen to Anyone
While your teen may have been bright, cheery, and the face of the school one day, it does not mean he or she will not be depressed later on. There is no one type of person who get depressed and depression can form in even what seems like the happiest of people. Instead of stereotyping, take a step back and realize it can happen to your family too.
3: Treatable Condition.
One thing to remember is that teenage depression can be treated. If you believe your child is suffering from it, you should help them seek out care right away. Through counseling and medication, your son or daughter can overcome depression.
Recognize there a problem and know that teens are not always open about what they feel. So as a parent, you must understand. Watch for depression. Knowing and recognizing when there is a problem can help save your teen.
Thank you so much for this very helpful information. My son went through depression for a time during his teen years and after counseling and medical treatment, he has been free of depression during his adult years.
Terri Ramsey Beavers. Depression is treatable good for your son.
Depression at any age is tough. I also know that depression in a teenager can be tougher because it’s so much more pressure and the teenagers today are vastly different than how we grew up. I would like a world where all teenagers and adults have someone they can talk to so they can find a different path or treatment.
Kita, You are so correct we need to talk more about these issues. Its start at home building trust with our children.
I have a few more years until my children become teens, but these are great things to know. Depression is such a taboo topic among teens. It’s not something they want to discuss. When their parents and family let them know it’s nothing to be ashamed of, it’s easier for them to talk about what their feelings are.
Ashley, No one want to talk about teenage depression mainly because its sad and yes QUITE depressing too. This HAS TO CHANGE
Girls do become depressed in higher numbers than boys. They also have higher statistics of being abused before the age of 18.
This is great information. As someone who battled with depression, I know how important it is for parents to know all the info!
AisForAdelaide Glad that I was of some help to you.
It seems that teen depression is more common now than it use to be. It feels like it’s everywhere now. I believe it’s because they have no escape from it all hardly anymore.
It is so important that this type of depression can happen to anyone and that there is treatment. We all need to be paying attention to one another and supporting each other through life–it can be so challenging for teens!
It is sad that so many children have depression these days. While a lot of it is physical, I think a lot is also due to what kids are exposed to (ex. violence and/ unrealistic expectations of perfection on TV, movies, music) as well.
sexymoxiemama.com, Sad that also a lot of Parents are unaware about teenage depression facts so they can seek help early.
This is a great resource for parents with teenagers. We tend to ignore our teens and often think that this is just a phase. We should pay more attention to them because it’s hard to know if they are suffering from depression already.
Being depressed is difficult at any age. It’s encouraging to know that there are so many resources for those that are battling depression as well as parents that want to help their children. Thanks for sharing!
I have years before my son becomes a teenager, but I thank you for these facts. It’s helpful to know what to look for
Depression is terrible, and I feel like it’s a real challenge when the condition hits teenagers, mostly because they tend to be more private at that stage in life. It’s tough and I hope that everyone does their best to seek help immediately should it happen to them.
Lauren, Depression is terrible not only for teen but adults too. a lot of Parents don’t understand the signs of depression in their child…. Often brush of as growing phase which make the disorder more dangerous.
This is so important, my oldest is 10 but this is the start of so much. He has one more year of Elem. School and then on to Middle School. I remember when I was that age and all the pressure I felt about friends, being smart, being cool and being liked. I want to make sure we in the loop with his feelings.
Great resources. I don’t have teenagers but it is important to be mindful of all those around us that this issue is real and look for signs.