Depression in Adolescence

Landon Guill

Depression is described by the Berk text as feeling sad, frustrated, and hopeless about life, accompanied by loss of pleasure in most activities and disturbances in sleep, appetite, concentration, and energy.

15-20% of teens have experienced an episode of depression . 2-8% of teens are chronically depressed

Factors Related to Depression in Adolescence

Ways to Help a Depressed Teen

  • Be understanding- you never know what the depressed person has experienced
  • Offer them a helping hand
  • Recommend them to a psychiatrist
5 Must-Know Facts About Teenage Depression