Adolescence is an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. Depression is very common in teenagers. Keep reading for more information on teen depression warning signs.Stress from the pressure to have good grades, be a star athlete, or from peers can result in adolescent or teenage depression.  If your teen experiences some of the following warning signs – please see a therapist in your area.  We also provide information on residential treatment centers that have on site therapist to deal with teen depression.

Recognizing Adolescent / Teenage Depression:These symptoms may indicate depression, particularly when they last for more than two weeks:

  • Performance in school
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Sadness and hopelessness
  • Lack of enthusiasm, energy or motivation
  • Anger and rage
  • Overreaction to criticism
  • Feelings of being unable to satisfy ideals
  • Poor self-esteem or guilt
  • Indecision, lack of concentration or forgetfulness
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Substance abuse
  • Problems with authority
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions