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Teen Depression

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Teen depression is very common. The pressure which society has placed on today’s teens to fit in is one that can cause a child to withdraw and have feelings of low self worth.

When a child, as well as an adult, feels confident within themselves, they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to others. They are happy and content with who they are and where they are going in life. However, we have found some teens lack this self esteem and confidence, which leads them to feel sad and rejected. This may lead to teen depression.

Most parents don’t recognize this immediately. The teen is trying to be someone they are not and within time you are dealing with a child who is masking their feelings and escalating out of control. Most times, a local adolescent therapist can help your family diagnose what is causing these feelings of despair. In some cases, it may be clinical depression which can be treated with medications. However, many times, as with adults, teens feel they are not adequate and cannot keep up with their peers. This can cause their feelings of depression to manifest as negative behavior.

canstockphoto19322711Residential placement can allow your child to open up and start to internalize on what and how they are feeling. If you suspect your teen is suffering with depression, opening the lines of communication is important if possible. If your child has become withdrawn, not participating in activities and spending a lot of time alone, it may be time to seek outside help.

Exhausting all of your local resources is the first step in finding the right therapist for your child. Sometimes seeing a local professional on a weekly basis is simply not enough for them to get through their pain. Their depression is very real and is something that should be addressed immediately. These kids are only human and today’s life is not easy for adolescents. Especially in schools today, there is the desire of some teens to be in the “cool” peer group. This “cool” peer group is not always the best selection of friends.

P.U.R.E.™ invites you to fill out a free consultation form for more information on finding the appropriate help for your teen.

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