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Teen Depression

Teen depression is a debilitating issue for parents of the teenager and the entire family. Here you will find resources, a teen depression screening quiz and articles on how to get your teen they help they need.

Teen Depression Quiz: Is your teenager depressed?
Simple quiz based on the symptoms of teen depression, includes depression in teenagers resources because this teen depression quiz, although it uses accurate teen depression signs and symptoms, should only be a start.

Parent's Guide to Teen Depression
Parents, if your think your teen may have depression or you know that your teen has depression, this guide will help you understand the problems facing your teen and give you advice on what to do.

Understanding Your Depressed Teen
A troubled teen who appears to be depressed presents unique challenges, equally challenging is a teen having problems who does not outwardly appear to be sad. The key in both situations is figuring out whether depression is the cause of the problems and what steps to take to help your teen cope. Here's what you need to know about the varied ways...

Signs of Teen Depression
Teen depression, what are the signs? How do I know if my teen is depressed? A resource for parents you think their teen may be depressed, a listing of the signs of teen depression.

The Dangers of Untreated Depression in Teens
When depression in teens is left untreated, the consequences can be severe, and in some cases, deadly. Like other illnesses, untreated depression continues to get worse and the teen who has it continues to suffer.

8 Reasons Why Depressed Teens Are at Higher Risk for Suicide
Teens who are depressed are at higher risk for attempting suicide for a number of reasons. Learn about the connection between teen depression and suicide. Early identification and treatment of depression in teens is very helpful in reducing the risk of suicide in depressed teens.

First Signs of Teen Depression
Parents of teens share the first signs of when they thought their teen may be depressed. Read what these parents had to say and share your experiences here.

7 Self-Help Strategies for Depressed Teens
The most comprehensive and effective approach to helping a depressed teen combines professional treatment with self-help strategies. Self-help strategies are powerful tools to help with teen depression, decreasing symptoms and empowering teens to feel better and more in control of their life.

What to Say to a Suicidal Teen
Do you ever wonder what you’d say to your teen during a crisis in which they threatened to take their own life? Suicide is an extreme but not uncommon response to teen problems. The threat of teen suicide is a time when knowledge can change how things turn out. Here’s information to help you know what to say in dealing with this delicate and...

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The Best Treatment Programs for Depressed Teens - Treatment Programs for Teen Depression

5 Things You Should Do if You Think Your Teen is Depressed
Depression is a problem many teens face. It often disguises itself as normal 'mood swings' due to puberty or teen angst. Therefore, it is often ignored until something more serious happens, like a suicide attempt or serious risk taking behavior gets the teen into trouble. Here are five things parents should do if they think their teen has...

Speed and Ecstasy Drug Use Linked to Teen Depression
Parents, here is another good reason to actively prevent teen drug use in your home. A five-year study found that 15 to 16-year-olds who took MDMA (ecstasy) or speed (amphetamine) had a 70 percent greater risk of suffering from teen depression a year later.

Triggers to Teen Depression
Depression in teens can be triggered by a number of factors to include a reaction to stress or a biochemical imbalance in the brain. Some of the reasons for the possible onset of depression in teens are surprising.

Teen Depression - It's Not What You Think
Depression in teens deeply affects those who suffer from it, but the symptoms are often much different than depression in adults. Here's what you need to know about how depression shows up in teens.

Therapy Options for Your Depressed Teen
After a teen is evaluated for depression, options for professional therapy and treatment will be suggested and include individual, group, family, medication and expressive therapies. What works for one teen might not work for another- continue to explore options until you find the ones that help your teen to feel and function better.

Question: How Do I Help My Teen Who Refuses to Get Help for Her Depression?
How can I help my teen who appears to suffer from depression but refuses to get help? Depression in teens is serious and requires treatment. Here are proven suggestions for helping a teen take the steps needed to heal from depression.

Question: How Do I Help My Teen Who Refuses to Get Help for Her Depression?
How can I help my teen who appears to suffer from depression but refuses to get help? Depression in teens is serious and requires treatment. Here are proven suggestions for helping a teen take the steps needed to heal from depression.

How Common is Teen Depression
Teen depression is more common than many people realize because it can have many different causes. Learn more about how common depression in teens is here, includes statistics from the CDC.

How to Get Free or Low-Cost Treatment
Read some different ways to keep getting affordable help for your teen who is dealing with depression.

Contrary to Popular Thought, Smoking May Cause Teen Depression
One more important reason why preventing kids from ever smoking is vitally important. Not only is their physical health at stake, but also their mental health.

How to Help Your Depressed Teen
Parents usually need to take charge in getting help for a depressed teen. Learn when to seek professional help for a depressed teen and the initial steps in doing so.

Childhood Depressive Disorder
Find out the signs for child depression, and compare that with what your teen was doing when they were a child. It could be that they have been dealing with depression for some time.

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