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Teenager with depression

Teen Moodiness: Is It Normal or Is It Depression?

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson


Your teen prefers to sleep until noon. She is crabby when she wakes up, would rather talk to the dog than you. She isolates herself in her room for hours at a time. Does she have depression? Or is this normal teenager behavior? It's perfectly normal for teens to be moody, irritable, overly sensitive, and withdrawn.... Read more »

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