Teenagers may develop depression caused by diverse stress factors, which include problems of school life, family life, friends, grades, pressure for future life.
Teenagers tend to keep depressive emotions to themselves, so in many cases, teenagers’ depression is not known to people around them.
When teenagers have depression, they may become more irritable and overly sensitive. They may have problems in controlling impulses and display aggressive
behaviors when they are continuously stressed. They may also achieve less than usual at school performance as an early sign of depression.
Teenagers’ depression negatively affect both the body and the mind. They may suffer from mood swings, stomach aches, headaches, constipation, insomnia,
and eating disorder. They lose physical energy and motivations naturally leading to negative and pessimistic thoughts.
Parents should attempt to talk with teenagers to figure out what factors are affecting them to generate continuous negative and depressive emotions. When they
cannot solve the problems on their own or they are not provided with help from adults, they may begin to skip school and hang out with juvenile delinquents.