Teenage depression is a serious condition and should be treated quickly

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
June 9, 2007 7:29am CST
Teen depression is a serious condition, but teens who suffer from depression can often be treated. Because depression can disrupt a teen's life, and increases a teen's risk for suicide. If you have a teen and suspect that he is suffering from depression, see a therapist immediately. We have many cases of teens suicide here in my country as a result of poverty, failure and drugs addiction. How do we avoid our teens from falling into depression? What might be the cause?
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@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
9 Jun 07
Depression has many causes. Not all might be affected similarly for the same causes. And usually depression is more associated to girls, but us guys get depressed too just that we are more reluctant to show it as it is a sign of weakness. Stupid I know but that is just the way we are wired.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
Thoughts and feelings can no longer remain isolated or hidden. The boys are more likely to do drastic action if no one can detect it earlier.
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
by well parenting the child you can prevent them from depression...depressions occurs to one's person if problems exist...divorce is one of the problems why teenagers suffers from depression...they are concerned about their family well-beings...give your child a parental guidance...you should train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.....
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 07
Thanks for your advice.
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
anytime....no problem....
@mummymo (23709)
9 Jun 07
I think many teenagers suffer from depression zandi! There are so many physical and hormonal changes happening to them as well as terrific pressure to fit in with their peers - the right look, the right clothes etc! I keep a close eye on my young teenage son as he does get down but we are very open with each other and he always comes to me with what his worrying him as soon as he is ready to talk! I do however agree with your very good advice - depression should never be treated lightly - espescially not in teenagers!
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@mummymo (23709)
9 Jun 07
That is why I always encourage my son to talk to me and he always does! xxx
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Jun 07
We need to raise our kids with a sense of hope. We need to be sure we provide good food to help them to nourish their bodies. We need to be sure to create an environment where they can get plenty of good rest. Teaching them about communication from very little will enable them to have the tools to reach out to us when they do want some support. Then we must be ready no matter what we are doing to support, and LISTEN. That way we can help our teens to weather the storms of growing up.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
I believe so that healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep plus ofcourse our close relationship with our children can help them to lead a happy life as they grow up.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Nice to see you hear reason in what I share. I have seen the family be lessened and how society has changed. Proof is in what I see. A call for families to be preserved and rewarded. Then our society can start to heal.
• Nepal
10 Jun 07
Teen depression is a very serious condition, we can see many depression cases. They can do anything when they face the depression. We can solve as fast as the cases otherwise teenagers go for sucide or addiction.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 07
It is true that we can act fast to avoid disaster happening to teenagers.
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
yeah right.. i dont what's the cause but i think the big reason is many teenager now just like me are suffering from the so-called identity crisis. I, too also feel that way.if they are not satisfied with their life maybe thet can be suffer to depression.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 07
Thank you for your response
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Jun 07
the parents dont pay enough attention of what is going on in the teens life for being a parent ya have to be a freind and confidant and also a displinaryian
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 07
It is important to have closer relationship with our teenage children. We need them as much as they need us.
@1qazxsw2 (512)
• Singapore
9 Jun 07
Teens in my country get depress , I guess, from peer pressure, from the parents demands, from teachers..especially in education..they are being sent to crammed schools, tuitions, music classes,sports classes and what have you...They have no time to let go their frustrations. There are venues for them to go for counselling but teens normally do not think rationally and would rather keep things to themselves. The last thing they want to do is to get all the unwanted attentions from their peers especially if they are found to have visited a teen counsellor..this is adding fuel to the flame..
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
Sometimes parents themselves are the caused of their children's depression. They crammed them to so many activities beyond school hours, like tuitions, music classes and so many others, wanting them to be all rounder. I feel it is just not right giving children rigid activities. They have no venues to vent their frustrations.
• United Arab Emirates
9 Jun 07
It is a very serious condition. What parents or guardians or friends can do is to understand their problem and help them out. Be supportive and don't keep complaining to them. Try to understand their problem. This can be only done be being a friend to them. Ask them about their likes or dislikes or what they want in life. Let them feel that you are always there for him or her. This should be done right from childhood so that they grow up under your shade and feel secured and wanted. I hope all parents devote time to their kids and love them and make them feel wanted. Make them think positive in their life. Then, when they grow up, they will surely think positive and know how to handle situations when they have to face it. Let's help the children for their better future because they are the future citizens.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
Ecactly we have to open up our eyes and ears to the problems faced by our children. They are the future citizens and pillars of a nation.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I agree there is so many tennager that are depressed. I really don't know the cause it could be pressure from the schools , friends or whatever but yet they do need to seek some help.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
Children of today are faced with many challenges. We the adult should be sensitive to their feelings, if they are suspected of having depression we are there to give them counselling or bring them to see a doctor. Leaving them on their own when depressed give rise to serious complications.
@nandans (1161)
• India
10 Jun 07
yes, quite correct otherwise depression leands to severe problems in future..