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Complications Arising from Teen Depression

Complications Arising from Teen Depression

It is an alarming fact that teen suicide is one of the leading causes of death in youth who are 10-24 years old in the United States. Moreover, around 60% of teens who were diagnosed with clinical depression suffer from it throughout adulthood. Early diagnosis and treatments, such as mental health disorder therapy, are crucial in teen depression as this can help prevent suicide and other complications stemming from depression.

The following are some examples of complications that Teen Depression seeks to prevent through its depression treatment programs like intensive depression therapy:

  • Self-harm.
    One of the manifestations of depression is self-harming. The problem is it is often done in secret, making it hard to prevent. When teens undergo therapy, they will be able to share their self-harm tendencies in confidence to a health professional and the treatment program can also help them develop coping mechanisms to fight such dangerous tendencies.
  • Poor School/Job Performance.
    Losing interest in important activities such as going to school is one of the common signs of depression. Moreover, as these teens go into adulthood, depression might manifest through poor job performance or not being able to keep a long-term job.
  • Alcohol/Drug Addiction.
    Because depression is primarily caused by hormonal imbalances in the brain, turning to bad habits which produces the same effects of serotonin and norepinephrine — our “happy” hormones — are very common. However, these bad habits often develop into an addiction which then adversely affects the health and relationships of our teens.

The Center aims to help parents and teens to prevent these complications. We aim to help our teens grow and become healthy and happy adults in the future through our treatment programs such as depression rehab, teen education, residential depression treatment, and LGBTQ Depression Therapy, among others.

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NOTE: If you suspect that a teenager is at suicide risk, please take immediate action.

For 24/7 suicide support and prevention in the U.S., you may call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1-800-273-8255 or dial 911.

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