Parents Guide to Teen Depression


Are you concerned that your teenager may be experiencing more than just the normal teenage growing pains? Have you wondered if they may actually be experiencing Depression?

Teens with Depression don’t necessarily appear sad. Irritability, anger, and agitation may be the most prominent symptoms.

Depression goes beyond moodiness; it is a serious health problem. Fortunately, it is treatable and parents can be a vital source of support. Valenta is here to be an ally for you and your teen in addressing these serious questions. Your involvement goes a long way in helping your teenage find effective solutions to Depression.

Common Signs of Depression in Teens
Poor school performance

Loss of interest in activities
Withdrawal from friend and family
Lack of enthusiasm and motivation
Difficulty concentrating
Unexplained aches and pains
Fatigue or lack of energy
Restlessness and agitation
Changes in eating and sleeping habits
Tearfulness or frequent crying
Irritability, anger, or hostility
Sadness or hopelessness
Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
Thoughts of death or suicide

If you’re unsure if your child is depressed or just “being a teenager,” consider how long the symptoms have been going on, how severe they are, and how differently your child is acting from his or her usual self.

Valenta is here to help!

We offer free assessments to diagnose and recommend the appropriate level of care.

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