9 SIGNS YOUR TEENAGER IS DEPRESSED

Scroll this

Teenage often hits parents like a tornado as most of them are clueless about handling the sudden transition of their offspring from happy, wide-eyed angels to moody, anti-social young adults. Though a difficult feat, it is important that you take the effort to know and understand your teen, especially so because teenage depression is on the rise.
Studies show how most cases of teen depression start out at the early age of 14. Here are 9 signs that could mean your teen is suffering:
…………………………………..
1.ALWAYS BLUE
The primary symptom of a depressed teen is the sadness that never leaves their eyes. If your child has been brooding over something for weeks, then chances are that something is wrong. Ask them what’s troubling them and help find a solution. This may be difficult for most parents for their kids refuse to open up. But find out a way to understand what is going on (avoid constant nagging or snooping through their journals) and make it clear that you will be there for them no matter what. Your support is important, as this sadness could lead to drastic consequences like drug addiction, self-harm, or even suicide.
………………………….
2.SUDDEN CHANGE IN EATING HABITS
Though teenage witnesses many changes, your child’s food habits and preferences are going to remain pretty much the same. If you notice a sudden shift in the way they eat, it could mean they are going through something serious. While some children tend to stress eat, others will just stop eating. Either way, your teen would suffer serious health disorders. Try to get them the help they require.
……………………….
3.LOSS OF INTEREST IN EVERYTHING
The sudden lack of interest in everything is definitely a red flag. If your teen suddenly stops doing everything they once used to love, then do not take that lightly. Dropping out from sports, bunking class, quitting cultural clubs, backing out from group activities are all signs that they are going through something.
……………………………
4.A SUDDEN DROP IN GRADES
Depression tends to mess with the brain function of its victims. If your teen is depressed, he/she will find it difficult to concentrate during classes, or even follow basic instructions. A poor report card doesn’t always mean your child has no interest in studies. Sometimes they can’t help it because they are battling a mental illness.
……………………………………..
5.THE PERPETUALLY LOST LOOK
As mentioned above, depressed people find it rather difficult to focus on what’s going on around them. They tend to be engrossed in their own thoughts and pain to notice the outside world. This can indirectly affect their studies and relationships.
………………………………………
6.BUDDING SELF-HATE
Self-loathing is one of the primary signs of someone battling depression. Depression can break the spirit of a person to such an extent that they feel they are never good enough. A depressed teen will constantly find fault with themselves and keep breaking under their extreme lack of self-confidence.
………………………..
7.INSOMNIA
Insomnia is another common symptom displayed by those who suffer from depression. The lack of sleep can be caused by the unsettling thoughts, an imbalanced diet, or anxiety that many patients go through. Staying up all night, finding it difficult to wake up on time, perpetual fatigue, all are signs of a teen in trouble.
…………………………….
8. CONSTANT IRRITABILITY OR ANGER
Irritation and anger are synonyms of teenage. But this does not mean the irritation or mood swings persist for weeks or months. If your teen is getting irritated even for the most trivial of things, you better keep an eye on them for more signs of depression.
……………………………..
9.FAMILY HISTORY
Your genes play a vital role in determining the physical and mental well-being of your teen. If you or anyone in your family has a history of depression, then there are heightened chances of your child suffering from it.

Submit a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *