Friday, 3 February 2017

Depression in Adolescents

Approximately 4 out of 100 teenagers get seriously depressed each year (Oster and Caro 4). The term depression refers to “changes in moods and behaviors that range from a mild degree of reactive sadness to intensely experienced feelings of dysphoria and possibly even suicidal thoughts” (Oster and Caro 5). Among its symptoms are feelings of worthiness, restlessness, changes in appetite, diminished abilities in concentration and decision making, loss of interest in daily activities, and repeated thoughts of death (Oster and Caro 5). Although many teenagers feel sad at one time or another, depression can be identified if a child’s state

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