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Teenage Depression : Spread Affection to Save Childhood!
By Jim Karter

Depression: There are many misunderstandings about clinical
depression. It is difficult to diagnose in the early stages
because of such negligence. This article will help you to know
the facts about the clinical teenage depression.

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.” Teenagers
find it very difficult to face depression. Energy level and
enthusiasm is lost in this period, so teenagers build an
irritable nature and become short tempered. Mostly when parents
notice the hostile behavior of a child, they neglect it as
normal rebelling. This may aggravate the seriousness of
depression. If this nature continues for more than two or three
weeks, you have to visit your psychiatrist.

It is observed that in the most cases of teenage suicide that
parents, teachers and friends do not realize that the child is
depressed. The changes in behavior are treated in the worst
possible way, like scolding of parents, separation from friends’
circle and punishment from teachers. So, such teens become
hopeless and develop serious clinical depression, which may end
in suicide.

This article will help you to know some basic behavioral
patterns of depression in teenagers. It will help you to
diagnose the disease in an early stage.

First of all, you have to develop a habit of observing your
ward’s behavior. It will help you to notice the sudden change of
behavior. If your child is becoming more aggressive, short
tempered, lonely, hopeless, pathetic or sad, then try to know
the reason behind it.

Basically, it is a mental illness. It disturbs health, mental
peace and thought process too. So, such patients need care,
patience and affection, to come out of this state of mind.
Extreme change in habits may occur due to the mental uneasiness.
Some patients develop desire for food and some may loose their
appetite. So, these behavioral changes may help you to diagnose
the disease at an early stage. Even sleeping hours may change to
an extreme. Sleepless nights or fatigue even after having slept
well, are symptoms of depression.

Teenager depression and childhood depression is difficult to
diagnose because these patients need caretakers to take them for
right treatment and medical observation. First of all, believe
that it is very natural being depressed in childhood and
teenage, as the competition and stressful life has affected the
simplicity of life. So, it is not a very serious and permanent

The causes of childhood depression and teenage depression are
as follows: stressful life, burden of study, fear, family
crisis, child labor, unbearable expectations of parents, shock
of loosing someone very close and such other stresses.

If you find your child is behaving in above described manners,
you have to observe him or her for two weeks because the short
depression can be there due to exams, workload etc. So, you can
soothe your child by talking to him, helping him to sort out
problems, consulting teachers and schoolmates etc. meditation,
playing on ground with your child, going for a picnic to burst
the tension may help you to save your child from the seriousness
of this disease.

If the symptoms are seen continuously for more than two weeks,
then you have to consult a psychiatrist. There are some
depression pills available which can decrease the side effects
of depression, but only a psychiatrist can prescribe these. It
is necessary to inform teachers and friends about the disease as
their help and co-operation is very important to get well soon.

So, treat your ward with care and affection to help him come
out from this disease. Wish you best of luck to fight against
depression. Spread this information to help others to save their

About the Author: Jim Karter has co-ordinated with the site to find every minute detail of
teenage depression.


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