Health Tip: Depression Among Teens

Factors that increase their risk

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- With all of the physical, emotional and hormonal changes in their lives, some teens are especially prone to depression.

Here are factors that could trigger depression in teens, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Undergoing a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a family member or parental divorce.
  • Being physically or sexually abused as a child.
  • Having a lack of social skills.
  • Having a chronic illness.
  • Living with another family member who suffers from depression.

--

Last Updated:

Related Articles