Recognizing and Treating Depression in Teens
posted by Lehi Willowcreek Family Medicine | February 16, 2018
As a parent or caregiver, you play a big role in looking for the signs and symptoms of teen depression, and in helping them through it.
The signs and symptoms of teen depression are both emotional and behavioral. Emotional changes you may see can include:
Causes and Triggers
There are no direct known causes of depression in teens, but there are several possible factors:
There are also several other risk factors and triggers that can play a role in teen depression:
How to Help
While there’s no guarantee that you as a parent or caregiver can prevent depression in your teen, you can help them overcome it:
Your doctor can provide further information on combating teen depression.
Our providers take time to listen and communicate clearly with each patient, and our professional and courteous staff provides quality, personalized care for all of our patients’ general health and medical needs. We specialize in weight control, depression management, skin care, hormone replacement, cardiac conditions and cholesterol management. We strive to provide our patients and their families with quality healthcare services and respect their right to participate in all treatment decisions.
“Recognizing and treating teen depression.” Dr. Leslie Greenberg’s Blog. https://drlesliegreenberg.com/2014/10/27/recognizing-and-treating-teen-depression/
“Teen depression.” The Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20350985
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.