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By John F. Harrison, Depression Signs & Symptoms in Teens & Adults May 29, 2011 (By mhdepres)

PHOTO: Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism and that life is passing you by.

The depression feels like a black curtain of despair coming down over their lives. Teenage years are always a troubling time, with the numerous physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that come with this stage of life.

About four out of 100 adolescents get critically depressed each year. It is complicated to understand, when teenagers go through depression. As they grow, they try to discover who they are and what they believe in. He or she may be depressed if they face any of the next signs of depression for more than 2-3 weeks.

The 'Five Stages of Grief'
PHOTO: The “Five Stages of Grief
1. Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.”
2. Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?”
3. Bargaining: “Make this not happen, and in return I will ____.”
4. Depression: “I’m too sad to do anything.”
5. Acceptance: “I’m at peace with what has happened.”

Symptoms and Sign of Teen depression: Change in school performance. Low appetite or eat a lot more.

Persistent unhappiness. Social isolation, poor communication. Excessive guilt and anxiety. Destructive or defiant manners. Inability to concentrate. Belief that life is not worth living. Change in sleeping pattern. Irritable or angered easily. Physical aches and pains. Losing a lot of energy and complains of feeling tired. Thoughts of death or suicide – this should always be taken seriously.

For adults, severity of depression symptoms vary with individuals and also varies over time: Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism. Feels that life is passing you by.

You do not want to see people or are scared to be left alone. Social activity may feel hard or without a solution.

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness.

PHOTO: Little Miss Serious
Low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, change in appetite and sleep patterns, concentration difficulties, some physical pain that have no physical cause and a general change in activity level are main symptoms of depression in children.
From: Psychology Blog

Persistent sad, anxious, or “emptymood. Spending most of time thinking about the wrong about yourself as a person. Feel guilty sometimes about being critical of others.

Loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities.

Have difficulty sleeping or wake up early and can’t sleep again.

Professional guidance, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can be helpful, but these are very time consuming and expensive as well.

PHOTO: Depression: Loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities.
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The most available treatment is antidepressant medication. Antidepressant drugs are effective in the acute treatment of depression. They are nothappy pills” they don’t artificially bring on blissfulness or unrealistic well-being. It works by slowing the breakdown of neurochemicals and raising the sensitivity of receptors on the receiving neurons.

Wellbutrin (Bupropion) is an antidepressant used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

PHOTO: He bore the burden of my soul, and carried it to Calvary;
Only He could free my heart from its pain and misery.

Desyrel is used for treating depression. It may also be used for relief of an anxiety disorder (eg, sleeplessness, tension), chronic pain.

Paxil is used for treating depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Depression it affects you, your family, and your work is especially important to treat it. Change won’t come overnight – but with the right treatment, you can prevent depression from dominating your life.
By John F. Harrison, Depression Signs & Symptoms in Teens & Adults May 29, 2011 (By mhdepres)
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PHOTO: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (Text)

Somewhere Under the Rainbow
PHOTO: Somewhere Under the Rainbow
There is the idea in life that “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” there is a paradise that is the anti-thesis of the profound emptiness of sorrow, grief, despair and depression.

I learned that there is really no way that I could carry life's load.

God said, "Take my yoke upon you, it is soul rest that you need."

"My Yoke is easy and my burden is light, all you need to do is receive."