Depression isn’t just the mood swing and stress, it is a mental illness. Now-a-days depression is quite common in teens. It is also known as teen depression. It is leaded by various causes and it is a very serious problem that affects your child’s mental, physical and social life.
First of all you need to understand teen depression. You need to be aware of all signs and symptoms of the teen depression so that we could help them and get treated according to their depression stage.
If your child shows some of these depression symptoms like anger, aggressive, sadness, agitation, getting irritated, crying frequently or feeling worthless, these are the basic signs which you could observe other than this they could loss interest in activities, avoid friends, family and loved ones, trouble in concentrating and remembering things, change in sleeping and eating habits and even some can think of or attempt suicide if not treated in time.
They even feel some pains, aces in shoulder, head and other parts of body. Their social life gets affects and their performance in school or college falls. They even lose confidence and start feeling guilty and worthless.
There can be various causes however there is no specific reason for depression. Some of the factors that contribute to depression are any natural disaster, staying away from parents, living in insecure or unsafe environment and loss of loved ones.
These are some of the basic causes. There are some other factors also like genetically if one or both the parents have or had depression then their child is more prone to depression. Other one is biological factor which means imbalance in chemical in brain which is responsible for emotions of human beings.
These are the causes which could contribute to a teen depression and as soon as parents observe the signs of depression they should rush to the doctor or consult a good psychiatrist for their child.
But no need to get worried, depression is a mental illness which could be treated. There are various types of depression treatment which could help your child to come out of it.
According to your child situation psychiatrics could suggest psychotherapy which is a very effective way to treat depression. There are various therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, other group therapies and different family therapies.
Other than these antidepressants is also a good treatment. There are many antidepressants available in the market. However together psychotherapy and antidepressant are very effective. These depression treatments take 6 months or longer period.
There are various other treatments like depression natural remedy and acupuncture which also treat a patient in a very successful way.
Your teen would take time to improvise but you need to support your child and understand his/her feeling. Try to spend more time with them, have a good talk with them and listen to their problems and troubles. It will boost them with ecstasy and confidence.