FACTS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS

It’s normal for teenagers to be moody at times. But when are an adolescent’s mood swings a sign of something more—like mental illness? Mental illness is more common in teens than you think. But many types of mental illness are treatable, and it’s just a matter of pinpointing the diagnosis. Here are few facts about mental illness in teens that parents should be aware of. Physicians define “mental illness” differently than most of us do Physicians look at specific criteria in order to determine if a person has a mental…

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN TEENAGERS

Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, It can cause emotional, functional and physical problems. Although depression can occur at any time in life, Symptoms may be different between teens and adults. Reasons such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens. But for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings — they’re a…

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN

Many children have fears and worries, and may feel sad and hopeless from time to time. Strong fears may appear at different times during development. For example, toddlers are often very distressed about being away from their parents, even if they are safe and cared for. Although some fears and worries are typical in children, persistent or extreme forms of fear and sadness could be due to anxiety or depression. Anxiety and depression affect many children When children do not outgrow the fears and worries that are typical in young…