Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Depression Teenage Depression

Teenage depression is seen during the teenage years. These teenagers have constant sadness, are discouraged, and have no confidence. Depression is common in this age group because of the normal conflicts and stresses that go along with growing-up.

Triggers for teenage depression:

  • Death of a friend or relative
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Failure at school may trigger teenage depression
  • Medical or mental illness
  • Poor relationships with classmates
  • Strained boyfriend or girlfriend relationships

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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