It is often assumed, inaccurately, that depression is just something that adults suffer with. The reality is quite different. Lenox Hill teen depression is very real, and all too common. Available information suggests that about 5-8% of adolescents are affected by depression. It is important to take note of the signs so that your teenager gets the help that he or she needs as soon as possible. Here at Fyrklöver Mind Reflection Medical PC, you can be assured of expert care in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
It is essential to distinguish between occasional feelings of being blue or down, and actual clinical Lenox Hill teen depression. The former is usually just a passing thing, while the latter can have significant impact on your child’s life. School, social interactions, and hobbies may all suffer. Typically, she or he may exhibit lack of interest in activities that were previously enjoyable, there may be bouts of sadness that occur often, along with crying. Other indications are irritability, lack of energy, low self-esteem, complaints of aches and pains that do not seem to have a physical source, poor concentration, and a sense of pessimism and hopelessness. Be on the lookout for problems at school and difficulties with authority figures, signs of substance abuse, and thoughts of suicide. Lenox Hill teen depression needs to be dealt with head on and with the tools that are available with medical intervention. This means therapy or medication, or in some cases a combination of the two in order to achieve the most effective and lasting results.
Please call our office without hesitation. Bring your teenager in for a consultation because mental health is too important to leave to chance. Depend on our practice to bring about the circumstances that are most likely to lead to recovery.