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Depression 4 facts in 4 areas

Changes in Behaviours

  • Withdrawal.
  • Lost interest and stopping having fun.
  • Reckless behaviours including the over use of drinks or drugs.
  • School performance has changed in a negative way.

Changes in Thoughts

  • Pessimistic about the future.
  • Self-critical.
  • Sense of failure is expressed or increased sensitivity to rejection.
  • Feelings of guilt and self-blame are often expressed.

Changes in Feelings

  • Regular bouts of crying.
  • Emotionally numb.
  • Irritable with outbursts of temper.
  • Emotional variability.

Physical Changes

  • Constant physical complaints with no physical cause.
  • Sleep changes (too much or too little).
  • Appetite changes (too much or too little).
  • Constant tiredness and apathy.

4 steps to assist with change

Learn to Identify

  • Learn to identify the early warning signs as noted under 4 facts in 4 areas.

Now Click No. 2

Talk

Now Click No. 3

Take Charge of Change

Now Click No. 4

Keep Links

  • Keep links in the resources section to help your teenager maintain change.

Further Information

Your GP who will refer you to CAMHS, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors.

YoungMinds

0808 802 5544 (parent helpline)
www.youngminds.org.uk

Depression & Anxiety

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