Anxiety & Depression

Many parents worry when their child starts acting moody or exhibiting negative behavior. It can be hard to differentiate between what is normal and what could be a sign of a deeper problem.

Even after a diagnosis, it's not easy to know how to respond to teen depression or child anxiety. To better understand signs of depression in teens and child anxiety and depression, check out the popular articles below.

Concerned Your Teen is Depressed? Watch for These Signs and Symptoms

Teen Moodiness: Is It Normal or Is It Depression?

When Your Child's World Collapses: Kids & Depression Part I

Teen Moodiness: Is It Normal or Is It Depression?

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

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Your teen prefers to sleep till 11:00am, is crabby when she wakes up, would rather talk to the dog than you, and isolates herself for hours at a time in her room, glued to her laptop. Is she depressed? Or just being a normal teenager? It’s perfectly normal for teens to be moody, irritable, overly sensitive... Read more »

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Anxious Kids: Are You Dealing with an Insecure Teen?

By Janet Lehman, MSW

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“I’m ugly.” “Everyone hates me.” “I’m going to fail—I’m too stupid to pass this test.” Why are teens and pre–teens often insecure, anxious and over–sensitive? Adolescence is a risky, dangerous time of life. Your child is attempting to figure out who he is, how he wants to be in the world and how others perceive him.... Read more »

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