signs of depression in teens and children

How to Recognize Depression in Children and Teens

How to Recognize Depression in Children and Teens The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 3.2% of children aged 3 to 17 in the United States suffer from depression. The rates of depression are higher in teens than in young children. In fact, the Child Mind Institute estimates that 14.3% of teens aged 13 to 17 have major depression or…

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How Postpartum Depression Differs from Other Types of Depression

How Postpartum Depression Differs from Other Types of Depression Many people refer to the weeks directly after giving birth as the “fourth trimester.” This term refers to the fact that new mothers often go through intense hormonal, physical, and emotional changes during this time, similar to the ways their bodies change during pregnancy. While some low moods, called “baby blues,” are normal during the…

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How to Talk to Teens About Electronic Cigarettes

How to Talk to Teens About Electronic Cigarettes The number of high schools seniors who report using e-cigarettes grew by more than 10% between 2017 and 2018. Now, more than 37% of these teenagers have used an e-cigarette in the preceding 12 months. The use among younger teens has grown as well. As many as one in every ten eighth graders has tried vaping…

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The Connection Between Television and Violence in Children

The Connection Between Television and Violence in Children Parents have worried about the effect of television on children essentially since the invention of the television. As such, scientists have conducted many studies to see what effect, if any, different types of show and movies have on children. The results have overwhelmingly shown that exposure to violent visual media correlates with an increase in violent…

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How Teens Grieve Differently Than Adults

How Teens Grieve Differently Than Adults If a teenager who you love recently experienced loss, you know how hard it is to watch them struggle with grief. You may feel helpless and wish there was an easy way to take the pain away. Although the sadness may last a long time and the road to recovery is not easy, you can help your teenager…

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Parenting & The Morning Routine

Parenting & The Morning Routine Are weekday mornings super stressful at your house? Here are some ways you can help the start to your family's day go a little more smoothly and less hectic. Prepare the night before. One of the best ways to have a good morning is do what you can the night before to prepare for the following day. For example,…

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