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The symptoms of depression can be some of the following:
- Feelings of overwhelming sadness
- Feelings of fear
- The inability to feel any emotions (emptiness)
- A change in appetite and either a gain or loss in weight
- A disruption to normal sleep routines
- Mental fatigue
- Physical fatigue
- Feeling of abandonment
- Feelings of guilt, helplessness, worthlessness and isolation
Depression in teenagers
Occasional melancholy, bad moods and short periods of feeling down are common in a teenager’s life. Major depression, however, limits the young person’s ability to interact and concentrate on school. Depression in teenagers can show signs of:
- A persistent sad mood and sad out look on life
- Feelings of hopelessness
- The inability to feel happiness for long periods of time
Treatment for Depression
Treatment of depression varies greatly and is different for all people. There are many combinations that can be used for treatment and it can take several attempts for the correct combination to be found.
The two most common forms of treatment are medication and psychotherapy; these two are often used in conjunction and normally returns positive results.
A third treatment, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), may be used when the other two treatment fail or do not work as , this entails short, sharp electric shocks to the brain and is considered by most to be totally unnecessary.
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