Teen depression and mental disorders are on the rise. Parents need to be vigilant in determining if their teen is displaying signs of depression. This can be difficult distinguishing between regular teen behavior and true pathological symptoms. If something usually seems out of the normal schedule resulting in prolonged irritability, fatigue and rogue statements, then it may be time to investigate further and see if your teen is suffering from depression.
The article, “Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says” by Sandee LaMotte looks at the importance of keeping your teen active. She states,
“According to the World Health Organization, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents around the world, accounting for “16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10 to 19 years.””
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