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Identifying Teen Depression: Challenges for Parents

How do you know if your teen is experiencing the normal ups and downs of young adulthood or depression? The truth is, many parents struggle to recognize the serious signs of mental illness. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., recently conducted a poll of 816 parents with at least one child in middle school or high school and found some interesting results.

Below are two articles with the results of the poll and some tips for parents who may not know the difference between normal mood swings and something more serious.

How to spot teen depression: Parents still see challenges in recognizing illness - The Today Show

Most Parents Struggle To Recognize Signs Of Teen Depression - HuffPost

 

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