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Depression in teens is treated in the same way as depression in adults. Antidepressant medications like Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are generally prescribed for major depressive disorders. These medications target the neurotransmitter serotonin and have been helpful in treating adolescent depression.

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Often adolescents may also benefit from certain psychological therapies. These are effective in moderate to severe depressions when used complementary along with the medicines.

Research shows that it is possible to treat the depression in adolescents completely and effectively. However, parents and medical practitioners should take a note of the warning issued by FDA of USA regarding the increased risk of suicides from youths taking antidepressants like SSRIs.

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health-today

i agree with behavioral problems in friendship because i feel it very much..... depression is a serious matter so the earlier that it is diagnosed, the earlier the treatment.

health-today

i agree with behavioral problems in friendship because i feel it very much.....
depression is a serious matter so the earlier that it is diagnosed, the earlier the treatment.

wolfiexX1

parents sometimes think talking to their child would make things better.Well let me tell you this, my dad toke me to therapy because he notice i changed alot.Well it didnt work instead i felt more alone and depressed! It`s sometimes better of to leave them alone. I have been thinking about killing myself because i feel like im useless to people.

ennairam_23

parents should check their adolescent child if there is any sign of depression. depression is a serious matter so the earlier that it is diagnosed, the earlier the treatment.

koki_bluecross@yahoo.co.in

ofcourse, it's a serious thing that should be considered.I suppose this may be the later reflection of child hood, deppression due to certain undigestive experience.

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