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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

How Is Depression Diagnosed in Teens?

When Rebecca, now a college senior, was 14 years old, she started showing some classic signs and symptoms of depression. Concerned, her mother, Judy, began to seek an accurate, professional diagnosis. Judy, who asked to withhold her family’s last name, was fortunate that Rebecca recognized her own struggles enough to request to see a therapist. So... Read more »

What Causes Depression in Teens?

When Therese Borchard reflects on what caused the depression she’s wrestled with since the fourth grade, the 44-year-old Annapolis resident identifies two main factors: traumatic events that happened in her family, and a genetic predisposition toward depression and emotional sensitivity. “My dad left when I was in the fifth grade,” says Borchard, who has written and... Read more »