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These symptoms may indicate depression, particularly when they last for more than two weeks:

  • Poor performance in school
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Sadness and hopelessness
  • Lack of enthusiasm, energy or motivation
  • Anger and rage
  • Overreaction to criticism
  • Feelings of being unable to satisfy ideals
  • Poor self-esteem or guilt
  • Indecision, lack of concentration or forgetfulness
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Substance abuse
  • Problems with authority
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • 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, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems.
  • Adolescence is always an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life.
  • Unrealistic academic, social, or family expectations can create a strong sense of rejection and can lead to deep disappointment. When things go wrong at school or at home, teens often overreact.
  • Adolescent depression is increasing at an alarming rate.

There are thought to be many causes of depression. Some may be:

  • Traumatic Life Event
  • Social Situation/Family Circumstances
  • Genetics/Biology
  • Medical Conditions
  • Medications/Illegal Drugs.

Psychotherapy provides teens an opportunity to explore events and feelings that are painful or troubling to them.

Psychotherapy also teaches them coping skills.

I am a Cognitive-behavioral therapist. I have helped hundreds of teens change negative patterns of thinking resulting in desired behavior. My straightforward style is what makes the difference.

Call today for a free phone consultation ( 209) 651-2041 

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