Teen depression is a mental and emotional disorder that can cause persistent feelings of sadness and lack of interest in school and other activities, which can affect your teens daily thoughts and behavior. Knowing the signs and possible causes of teen depression can prepare you to help your teen as they battle this mental illness.

Teens have a lot going on their lives that can play a role in developing teen depression including peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies.

The major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability among Americans age 15 to 44 (addressing teen depression early can help stop it from becoming an issue).

The infographic explores the long-term effects of untreated teen depression and provides tips for talking with a depressed teen.



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