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Answers For Teens Blog
Monday, 8 October 2012
Is it sadness or depression
Topic: Lets think this through

Sometimes we feel lousey, you know blue, sad. Everyone feels like that occasionally. However, if it persists you may want to ask yourself about the following symptoms which come from the Mayo Clinic web site.

Definition

By Mayo Clinic staff

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Teen depression is a serious condition that affects emotions, thought and behaviors. Although teen depression isn't medically different from depression in adults, teenagers often have unique challenges and symptoms. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens. But, for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings — they're a sign of depression.

Also called major depression and major depressive disorder, teen depression isn't a weakness or something that can be overcome with willpower. Like depression in adults, teen depression is a medical condition that can have serious consequences. However, for most teens, teen depression symptoms ease with treatment such as medication and psychological counseling.

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Did the Mayo Clinic's info help you at all?

You may also want to visit their depression blog, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression-blog-break/MY02247

This blog gives you all kinds of advice and places to seek more information. 

I would like to suggest that for starters you may want to talk to your parents or a parent. If that is not feasible talk to your school counselor. You can also go on line and see if there is a NAMI near you. NAMI will know what is available in your community and will have compassion and excellent information if you have not found anyone in your circle who can help. If you are truly not just sad but depressed do something. You deserve the best.

 

 


Posted by answersforteens at 6:07 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 29 October 2012 1:50 PM EDT

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