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Teens and Depression

  • Understanding Teenage Depression

    The medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition begins in the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s.

  • Depressed Kids Need Help

    Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.

  • Overview of Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents

    Mood disorders in teens remain one of the most under-diagnosed mental health problems. These disorders also put teens at risk for other conditions that may persist long after the initial episodes of depression are resolved.

  • Major Depression in Adolescents

    Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.

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