How to Spot Depression in Teens

November 24, 2023

Learn the signs and how to offer help

Behind the laughter and seemingly carefree facade lies a silent battle that many teenagers face: depression. It affects an estimated 5 million teens each year, but you can help reduce that number by spotting depression symptoms and seeking treatment early.

Signs of Depression in Teens

Depression is a mental health condition that can have serious ramifications if left unaddressed. Spot these signs early to get teens the help they need:

  • Withdrawal (one of the earliest signs)
  • Changes in mood, such as sadness or irritability
  • Changes in sleep patterns and energy levels
  • Changes in appetite
  • Slumping academics
  • A lack of interest

Depression is a condition that’s typically internalized first, which means once symptoms do appear, the teen has probably been depressed for some time. Early intervention is key in helping to reduce the impact on concentration and social functioning, both of which may impact their adult success.

How to Seek Help for Teenage Depression

Talk to your teen about depression. If you notice early warning signs, it may be worth seeking professional treatment. Hallmark Youthcare delivers child and adolescent behavioral health services and helps teens develop coping skills that will set them up for life. Contact us today to learn more.

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