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 agitation • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt • Lack of enthusiasm and motivation • Fatigue or lack of energy • Difficulty concentrating • Thoughts of death or suicide
Could Lead To… • Problems at school • Running away • Substance abuse • Low self-esteem • Eating disorders • Internet addiction • Self-injury • Reckless behavior • Violence • Suicide
Causes of Teen Depression • A family history of depression • A history of substance abuse • Certain medical conditions • Gender • Certain types of personalities • Physical factors • Stressful life events. • Pressure (PARENTAL proven most common)
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.
Chinahas one of the highest suicide rates in the world, particularly among rural women.