Adolescence is a time of major change and emotional upheaval for most people. For teens with an anxiety disorder or depression, it can be even more difficult.
A recent article describes the prevalence of mood disorders in adolescents. The article states that teenage girls, in particular, are at a greater risk for developing anxiety or depression.
Some teenage angst and drama are normal, but how do you know when your son or daughter is struggling with a mental health issue?
There are some ways that you can tell if your teen may be depressed. Some of the signs may not look exactly the same as they do in adults.
A depressed teen is likely to display frequent mood changes and be irritable more often than not. While these behaviors in themselves are common in teenagers, they may be indicative of a serious problem if they persist. Long-term behavioral changes and personality differences can be a bad sign.
If you want to know more about depression and anxiety disorders in teens, you can visit the link provided below. The second link provides a list of symptoms of depression in teenagers.