Have you ever thought of the actual reason behind your irritable or unhappy adolescent. He/she might be actually experiencing 'teen depression'. Most teen s undergo stress and depression as their mood swings like that of a pendulum.
Studies have proven that, one among every eight adolescents has teen depression. But depression can be very well kept under control and treated as soon as the signs appear. So if you come across an unhappy teen for more than two weeks and shows signs and symptoms of depression, it is the apt time to seek proper and regular help from a health professional or practitioner.
If you think of shielding and protecting your kids from anxiety, depression etc, driving home the point that personalities can be changes may help, mentions a study. An increase in depressive symptoms can be prevented by a low-cost, single time participation that would educate teenagers about the changeable nature of personality traits and characteristics.
"We were amazed that a brief exposure to the message that people can change- During a key transition, the first few weeks of high school-could prevent increases in symptoms of depression," said lead researcher David Scott Yeager from University of Texas at Austin in the US.
Teenagers undergo pressure right from the changes of puberty to questions and issues related to who they are and where they fit in. there arises a conflict between children and parents as the teens start to asset their independence. They are supposed to be handled patiently without putting much pressure on them.