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Teen Depression

Resources concerning the diagnosis and treatment of teen depression, including special topics relevant to teen depression such as drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, self-injury, suicide, self-esteem and sex.

Acne, Depression and Children
This article explores how acne can lead to depression. For some children even mild acne can be so distressing that they experience symptoms of depression. Parents should know the signs and symptoms of depression in children so they can seek early treatment for their child's depression. In childhood appearances are very important and acne can...

Depression During Puberty
Learn the signs of depression during puberty and how they are different from normal behavior changes.

Depression, Smoking and Tobacco Use in Teens
Fact sheet for parents of troubled teens about smoking, tobacco and depression.

Gay Bullying and Suicide
Gay bullying is a disturbing but prevalent form of bullying in schools. The effects of gay bullying range from a negative impact on self-esteem to depression and thoughts of suicide. Parents and school faculty should aim to prevent bullying by promoting diversity tolerance and education from an early age. Family and peer support are also...

How Depression May Affect Romantic Relationships in Children and Adolescents
The effects of depression in relationships are well-established. In general, depressed children and adolescents report having less satisfying and secure relationships.

How Does Beauty Affect an Adolescent's Self-Esteem?
Beauty and self-esteem are thought to go hand in hand, but this may not always be the case for young adolescents, some research suggests.

Parenting Troubled Teens
A set of fact sheets for parents that will help familiarize you with some of the most difficult issues that teens face.

Privacy and Confidentiality - Issues of Privacy and Confidentiality for Teens
Privacy and Confidentiality - Issues of Privacy and Confidentiality for Teens

Self-Esteem and Risky Sexual Behavior in Teens
Fact sheet for parents of troubled teens about depression, self-esteem and risky sexual behavior.

Self-Injury Factsheet for Parents of Teens
Fact sheet for parents of troubled teens about self-harm or SI.

Teen Depression and Alcohol
Fact sheet for parents of teenagers about alcohol abuse and depression.

Teen Suicide Facts
Fact sheet for parents about teen suicide.

Teens and Eating Disorders Factsheet
Fact sheet for parents of teens about eating disorders.

Teens and Inhalant Abuse Factsheet
Fact sheet for parents about teen inhalant abuse.

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