The negative effects of teenage depression go far beyond a melancholy mood. Many rebellious and unhealthy behaviors or attitudes in teenagers are actually indications of depression. The following are some the ways in which teens "act out" or "act in" in an attempt to cope with their emotional pain:
Teen depression is also associated with a number of other mental health problems, including eating disorders and self-injury. So if you have an adolescent in your life, it's important to learn what teen depression looks like and what to do if you spot the warning signs.