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The angry adolescent — a phase or depression?
- By: Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publishing
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Great article about teenage depression. Will be passing this onto my children to have a read as well.
I much rather use natural depression treatments than popping pills.
I also want to share my views on this as it is the best option for all of us if we work on the advice of the author of this article. It will be beneficial for us.
Great post. Angry adolescent defines the mental state of the adolescent
Adolescence can be a trying time for the adolescent and the adult. There is a major difficulty in identifying the difference between mental illness and “lashing out”. There are programs available for parents to attend and there are definitely programs tailored for adolescents. Good luck to everyone out there. Please research programs that best fit your needs. I promise a counselor will be extremely helpful. Recovery is real.
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Hi, My 16 year son is angry and scared at the same time. I do not know whether he is actually depressed. When does one go go professional help?
I got some hope when last month he asked me to buy him weights so that he could start weight lifting to build six-pac-abs to get confident, I guess. This is giving me more hope – because I think he is becoming more positive about life.
Hi, have you tried talking to your son? If so, has he remained angry and scared? Let him know, that you are always there for him no matter what. I’m sure you do, but make sure he knows that he isn’t alone. Sometimes, we adolescents tend to forget that. I think he might feel the need to prove how much of a man he is, externally. I could understand that also as I am a adolescent male. I hope I helped a little bit.
As a father I can attest that it is difficult to gauge the level and seriousness of the anger. I would like to see more parents utilize the resources available to them, there are some particularly good ones available. Communication and open door policies certainly do help.
Good article about adolescence.
I feel that there are many “normal” phases of adolescent depression that is all part of the normal process of growing up. Learning to recognize the design of what is not normal or warning signs of abnormal behavior is important.
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