Transforming into a teenager can be a time of pressure. Under the overwhelming demands of this awkward life-stage, young people can find themselves experiencing a range of negative or confusing emotions.
Studies suggest that 10–15 % of young people have depressive symptoms and 3-5% develop serious clinical depression.
Who’s at higher risk of depression
An adolescent exposed to:
Are at higher risk than those that are in a stable household.
Although, it is common for teens to have teen behaviors, it is important to be aware and alert of excessive moodiness.