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Teens can suffer from depression

Sure, everybody feels sad or blue now and then. But if your child is sad most of the time, and it's giving him or her problems with grades or attendance at school, relationships with family and friends, alcohol, drugs, or sex, or controlling behavior in other ways, the problem may be depression.

The good news is that you can get treatment for your child and help him or her feel better soon. About 4 percent of adolescents get seriously depressed each year. Clinical depression is a serious illness that can affect anybody, including teenagers. It can affect thoughts, feelings, behavior and overal...


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