Teen Depression on Health Central
Depression is one of the most common co-existing conditions that accompany ADHD. Many of us know the signs of depression:
- Depressed mood
- Loss of appetite or overeating
- Loss of desire to participate in activities that once provided pleasure
But the signs of depression in teens can be different than symptoms in adults. When depression is recognized early and treatment begins, there is a better chance of avoiding such self-medication measures as abusing drugs and alcohol.
There is information on depressionconnection.com to help parents recognize the signs of teen depression and to find out what types of treatment may be best.
Would You Recognize Teen Depression? (A quiz)
If someone in your life is showing signs of depression, take the time to find out more about this devastating mental illness and what you can do to help.