• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health Tips: Is your teen depressed?

August 23, 2017

a teenage boy sitting on some steps with this head resting on his hand, looking sad or depressedTeen depression 
With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations can cause a lot of ups and downs. Do you know how to tell when the lows are actually signs of depression? Learn more about teen depression, the signs to watch for, and what you can do if you're worried your child is struggling with depression.

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