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Video:How to Tell if Your Teen Is Depressed

with Patricia O'Laughlin

Learn how to tell if your teen is depressed so that you can get he/she the help they need. Here are some tips on how to tell if your teen is depressed.See Transcript

Transcript:How to Tell if Your Teen Is Depressed

How can I tell if my teen is depressed? There are three main ways to tell if your teen is depressed.

Three Main Signs That Your Teen Is Depressed

1) They don't spend time with you or their friends anymore. They isolate in their room.

2) They change their moods easily. They might cry a lot. They act irritable. They get angry quicker.

3) They've lost interest in things they used to enjoy and they no longer engage in things that they find interesting.

Depression is a very common and difficult thing. Lots of teenagers experience depression at this stage of life. If your teen is depressed, try to get them the support that they need.
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