Adolescent Depression is mental or emotional disorder in teens or adolescents, commonly referred as teenage depression. Adolescent depression may be medically similar to adult depression but the causes and symptoms might differ. The depression can cause due to hormonal changes, developing disorders in body, peer pressure, etc. This can lead to social isolation affecting the adolescent’s personal, social and family life.
Some of the symptoms of Adolescent Depression:
Low levels of energy
Changes in appetite
Sudden weight loss or gain
Loss of concentration
Talking more about suicide
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a general physician or psychiatrist when you find sudden changes of depression or other behavior.