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8 Signs of Depression in Your Teen

Published December 2012: Mom.Me 8 Signs of Depression in Your Teen Learn how to recognize the signals that your adolescent needs help Article Excerpt: Adolescence is a difficult and critical stage in human development. But when your teen exhibits signs beyond typical behavior, it may be time for concern. "Often, teens become depressed when there is no permission within their family to directly express powerful feelings," says Dr. Fran Walfish, psychotherapist and author of "The Self-Aware Parent." Recognizing the signs and opening the lines of communication can help your teen cope. Read the Rest of the Story Here – Shannon Philpott Share