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Teen Depression Can Be Beat

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By: John Savage

This article has been written because the author knows what a nightmare depression is at any age, and particularly so during the teenage years

It is not clear what factors contribute to teen depression. Some are saying that it is caused by emotional factors while others say that biological factors contribute to it. There are even cases wherein it is the combination of both these plus other factors that lead to teen depression. Whatever the reason is, the effects and the result on teenagers are always the same.

Teen depression factors and what you should know.

1 Genes.

Depression can run in the family. Your parents, grandparents and those before them might have undergone the same things. So it will not come as a surprise that you will experience depression during your lifetime.

The connection leads researchers to believe that genes may have something to do with depression. But then, this should not be generalized because this condition can sometimes lapse certain generations only to be seen at the next.

Then again, there is a higher possibility for those with histories of this condition to acquire the symptoms and the ordeal.

2. Environment.

Your environment can play a role in acquiring teen depression. Examples of this are when you have experienced death in the family or the separation of your parents. It is very much likely that you will have a hard time accepting the situation. You will come to the point where you will blame yourself.

When you come to this point, your emotions will take the better of you. You probably will want to just be by yourself and think thoughts that will lead to your depression.

Another example of environmental factors is peers. Since you are always together with your friends, everything that they do would be imitated by you. If you chance upon the wrong crowd, you can be lead to addiction or pressure that you find too hard to handle.

3. Personality.

According to experts, those who have lower self esteem and have a negative outlook on life have the tendency to experience teen depression. This is also the same case for those who surrender easily to stress.

Personality is molded over time. It goes way back to the kind of upbringing that your parents gave you. Persons that succumb to teen depression or suicide mostly come from an unhappy family. They are also the ones that have experienced trauma in their younger years.

Teenagers with a problematic childhood background will experience its effects when they are growing up. Even if it does not lead to depression, it would still appear later on in their adult lives.

These are the most common factors that are claimed to be the causes of this condition. Knowing about these things will prepare you if ever you are near or are at that certain stage in life.

Teen depression can really affect your life if you let yourself fall into its claws. There are now existing centers that help parents and teens see the signs early so it will not develop into the more disastrous level.

If you already know that you have a family history of teen depression, always be aware of its symptoms so you can have the necessary treatment taken. Make sure that you do not let outside factors affect you. As much as possible, take the necessary precautions so that you will not become a part of the growing number of teenagers being ruined by this nightmare problem.

Let me just finish by saying that there is a lot more information out there on this subject, if you want to know more. The local bookstore, and local library will have a number of books on this topic, and there are also quite a few helpful Blogs freely available.

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