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  • Sam DiFranco


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:

-trauma -divorce -alcohol  -violence

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.

If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, therapy with a family therapist at Star Point Counseling Center can help.

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