Teens and Depression
Mood Disorders in Teens
Mood disorders are a group of mental health problems. Examples are depression and bipolar disorder. Mood disorders may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. This can happen on its own or along with environmental factors, such as unexpected life events or long-lasting stress.
Major Depression in Teens
Major depression goes beyond the day’s normal ups and downs. It involves a teen’s body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.

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