Depression in Teenagers
Mary N. Cook, MD, John Peterson, MD, and Christopher Sheldon, PhD, "Adolescent Depression': An update and guide to Clinical decision making, 2009" Psychiatry (Edgmont) 2009 September; 6(9): 17–31.
The reported number of teenage deppression cases has risen since the 1980s, oppressing up to 20 percent of the global population. Teenage depression accounts for a large portion of the public health concern. It is associated with major suffering and greatly affects the body and mind's functionability. Adolescent depression tends to reoccur during adulthood, thus enabling it to be known as a recalcitrant condition. Teenage depression is caused by various stressors such as those influenced by social and domestic factors.Therefore, careful assessment and differential diagnosis is essential if Psychologists aim to reduce the reported number of teenge depression cases. Effective treatments, both pharmacological and psychosocial in nature, exist, and so early detection and intervention is essential. Be that as it may, this article seeks to explore an overview of the causal stressors, optimal prevention, assessment, and clinical decision-making strategies for managing depression in teenagers.
Depression is an excessively afflicting mood disorder. It significantly affects our body and mental functionability. It is one of the most costly and delibitating mental conditions in the world. Depression is one of the leading causes of absenteeism and hinders the productivity level of an adult. This is so as Adolescent depression tends to reoccur during adulthood, thus enabling it to be known as a recalcitrant condition.This article seeks to explore an overview of the causal stressors, optimal prevention, assessment, and clinical decision-making strategies for managing depression in teenagers.Youth with depression are likely to suffer broad functional impairment across social, academic, family, and occupational domains....