Millions of American adults are dealing with depression and/or anxiety every day. Many teens suffer from depression, but parents it can be difficult to diagnose. This is partly because teens are going through a series of changes that leave many of them moody and secretive. So how can a parent know when their once-cheerful child […]
When a young mother-to-be first learns of her pregnancy she often makes some immediate adjustments. She usually stops any social drinking and may cut out caffeine. If she believes in the importance of folic acid, she may add a daily glass of orange juice to her morning routine and even take a prenatal vitamin. Conscientious […]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a 2012 report detailing risks of serious depression with girls in their early teens. Knowing that teen girls are at risk and learning the signs of depression can help parents and concerned adults step in with help and possibly avoid a major depressive episode.
The behavior and emotions of adolescents are in the process of change and that means that the child can seem quite different from one day to the next. There are other factors, however, besides internal changes that may account for a teen’s apparent moodiness.