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Understanding Teenage Depression

The medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition begins in the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s.

Major Depression in Adolescents

Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.

Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

Manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, is a type of affective disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs. It is becoming an important health concern in this country.

Depressed Kids Need Help

Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.