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					Parental Pressure = Teen
      Depression




                     By: Kirsten Motz
          Signs & Symptoms
• Sadness or hopelessness
• Irritability, anger, or
  hostility
• Tearfulness or frequent
  crying
• Withdrawal from friends
  and family
• Loss of interest in
  activities
• Changes in eating and
  sleeping habits
          Signs & Symptoms
• Restlessness and   • Difficulty
  agitation            concentrating
• Feelings of        • Thoughts of death or
  worthlessness and    suicide
  guilt
• Lack of enthusiasm
  and motivation
• Fatigue or lack of
  energy
             Could Lead To…
•   Problems at school   • Reckless behavior
•   Running away         • Violence
•   Substance abuse      • Suicide
•   Low self-esteem
•   Eating disorders
•   Internet addiction
•   Self-injury
      Causes of Teen Depression
• A family history of   • Physical factors
  depression            • Stressful life events.
• A history of          • Pressure (PARENTAL
  substance abuse         proven most
• Certain medical         common)
  conditions
• Gender
• Certain types of
  personalities
According to the Centers
for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), suicide
is the third leading cause
of death for 15 to 24-year-
olds.
Long-term depressive illness
usually has its onset in the
teen or young adult years —
about 15% to 20% of American
teens have experienced a
serious episode of
depression.
Adolescent girls are
twice as likely as
boys to experience
depression.
China has one of the
highest suicide rates
in the world,
particularly among
rural women.

				
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