Teen Depression Statistics

Let's Get into Some Teen Depression Statistics: Depression in teens typically presents with symptoms similar to those of adults.  What is considered unique to teenagers is the higher incidence of irritability in place of intense feelings of depression.  Teens with depression may seem grouchy or just plain bothered by everything...

How Does Screen Time Affect Your Brain?

With electronic screens taking over our world, we've seen an increased screen time across the generations. We all know that too much screen time is bad- but how bad is it really? It is inevitable that our children will need electronic screens to function in today's world, but when kids...

Helping My Child with Depression

How Can You Help Your Child with Depression? In this article we will discuss: What is Depression and how common is it in children and teens How you can help them What causes depression in children and teens About Child and Teen Depression Depression is recognized among many adults, but...

How to Deal with Depression

Dealing with Depression  The symptoms of moderate to severe depression are debilitating and include things like problems sleeping, poor concentration at work, fighting with a significant other or child, and low energy.  What can people do on their own to help deal with the symptoms of depression? First of all,...

Detecting Early Signs of Depression in Your Teenager

Do you think your teenager might be exhibiting early signs of depression? Being a teen is not easy at times. Almost an adult, starting to drive, teenagers experience more pressure to act like an adult, even though the human brain is not fully developed until the early to mid-20's. Your...

What are the Depression Types?

Depression Types When it comes to depression, there are many names and types that you may have heard. Here, we will discuss some of the different depression types. To read more about what causes depression click here. Major Depression This is also sometimes referred to as major depressive disorder (MDD),...

What Causes Depression in Children and Teens?

Causes of Depression in Kids and Teenagers More than ever, depression in children and teens is a cause for concern due to increased prevalence rates in recent years. Depression rates of children between the ages of 12 and 18 rose from 16% in 2010 to 21.5% in 2015. A startling...

What is the Definition of Depression?

Defining Depression The Word Depression Depression as a term has multiple meanings:  The first definition of depression may indicate what is called a mood state with feelings such as : melancholy, despair, hopelessness etc.  A depressed mood can be normal such as after suffering a breakup, disappointment or loss. Depressed...

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