Teenager depression is difficult to identify because teens are good at ‘masking’ it; that is, they can cover it by appearing OK even when they are absolutely miserable. This is often called smiling depression. This is a front which teenager employ unconsciously. Primarily when other people are around. When depressed teenagers are alone, they let down or relax the mask somewhat. This is helpful to parents. If we are able to see our teenagers at times when they believe no one is looking at them, we may be able to identify depression.
More insights and knowledge about the problem, causes, effects and response to problem of depression among youth is made available in this article. Read and share with everyone who has a young person to care for.