Could Your Teen Be Depressed?

Find out if your teen is at risk and how you can help

7. Has your teen been having a difficult time making decisions?

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8. Does your teen spend too much time in their room alone?

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10. Does your teen smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or use drugs?

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11. Does your teen have recurrent thoughts of death or suicide?

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Could Your Teen Be Depressed?

You got: All Clear

I got All Clear. Could Your Teen Be Depressed?
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It sounds like your teen is pretty healthy and happy. Make sure to work on keeping it that way by providing a supportive, communicative, and comfortable environment for them. Regular check-ins about how things are going can give you insight into their lives to both alleviate any worry you might have and also provide a time to really connect with them. You took this test for a reason, so you may be concerned for your teen. Keep an eye out for changes in their sleep patterns and diet, and especially in their personality and mood. But it seems like they're doing alright, so maybe just ask them if anything is going on and reinforce that your interest only comes from a place of care.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Could Your Teen Be Depressed?

You got: Typical Teenage Angst

I got Typical Teenage Angst. Could Your Teen Be Depressed?
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Being a teen is anything but easy. Juggling all the physical and social issues that come with puberty and high school can cause teens to be moody and unavailable. But the constant emotional roller coaster associated with teenage years doesn't necessarily mean that they are depressed. The combination of hormones and societal pressures could rattle anyone. If you're really concerned with your teen's mental and emotional health, make some time, sit them down, and talk to them. While they may be resistant at first, remind them that you come from a place of support and care. Open a dialogue with them and find out what, if anything, is bothering them and how you can help.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Could Your Teen Be Depressed?

You got: Classic Depression

I got Classic Depression. Could Your Teen Be Depressed?
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Your teen appears to be displaying classic signs of depression. If you haven't already spoken with them and addressed your concerns, now is the time to do so. You don't want to let it get worse. Use the conversation as an opportunity to suggest seeking help from a medical professional. But make sure to let your teen know that there is no stigma to getting help. It's actually a proactive and quite ordinary measure. The sooner they can get help, the sooner they can start feeling better. Most importantly, make sure to approach everything sensitively. Your teen is most likely in a very fragile state, so reinforcing a supportive environment is essential.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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