Some signs of adolescent depression include:
The symptoms of depression among adolescents can’t able to easily to find. Especially their parents can’t assess.
- Appearing sad, irritable, or tearful
- Changes in appetite or weight
- A decreased interest in activities your child once found pleasurable
- Adecrease in energy
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Major changes in sleeping habits
- Regular complaints of boredom
- Talk of suicide
- Withdrawal from friends or after-school activities
- Worsening school performance
PREVENTIVE MEASURES OF DEPRESSION
- Avoid stress: There is considered to be a relationship between stress in a person’s life and depression or anxiety.
- Exercise: It offers a range of health benefits including helping prevent depression. Both high-intensity and low-intensity exercise is beneficial in this respect.
- Diet: The brain needs the right mix of nutrients to function properly.
- : Not getting enough sleep has a significant impact on people psychologically and physically, and insomnia is associated with depression.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs: There is a close link between depression, as well as anxiety disorders, and alcohol or other substance-use disorders.
- Try talk therapy: The various type therapy is;
- Talk therapy is the most common type of therapy and includes regular sessions with a psychologist.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy is guided to replace negative thoughts and emotions with good ones.
- Psychodynamic therapy focuses on delving into a person’s psyche to help alleviate internal struggles, such as stress or conflict.
- Problem-solving therapy helps a person find an optimistic route through specific life experiences, such as the loss of a loved one or another transitional period.
- Avoid common triggers
SOME TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS
- Get Educated: A good place to start is to become educated about mental health. Learn about mental health in general, your loved one’s particular situation, and what to do in case of an emergency.
- Encourage treatment.
- Give freedom.
- Be a friend: Individuals with mental illnesses may feel isolated so keep a good relationship.
- Take care of yourself.
- Take time out for yourself: Taking a few times for yourself everyday will help you to recharge and help more effectively. You may feel selfish by taking time out for yourself, but remember that it will help both you and your loved one in the long run.
- Get enough sleep, and exercise based stay healthy
- Balance your life.
- Get Help: Remember that therapists, counsellors, and also support groups are not only for the individual with a mental illness it also for supportive way of caregivers need worthy.
WHEN TO VISIT A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
When a person feeling uncomfortable of dealing with problems, issues it leads to emotional distress. If you have any problems with making you feel overwhelmed and/or interfering with normal daily life you should go and meet a mental health professional. Most common problems in people visit to mental health cares that is;
- Feeling unhappy, sad, or irritable most of the time
- Feeling worried, nervous, overwhelmed, and/or anxious most of the time
- Having emotional struggles that are interfering with your ability to engage in healthy lifestyle habits (eating, sleeping, exercise) and/or your ability to function at work, at school, at home, or in relationships
- Having thoughts of harming yourself and/or others
- Struggling with substance abuse or other addictions – or struggling with a loved one who has an addiction
- Experiencing a significant life change or loss. Examples would be: illness or death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or a job change.
- Having an eating disorder and/or struggle with body image
- Experienced abuse at any time in your life and are struggling with how that affects you now
- Having difficulty communicating effectively with people in your life
- Having difficulty with your own sexual orientation or the sexual orientation of someone in your life