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A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
– Jonathan Davis, Musician

Depression Statistics

  • Depression affects 5% to 8% of adults in the USA
  • About 25 million Americans will have at least one episode of depression every year
  • Depression prevalence among teen girls is almost 3 times that of teen boys
  • Undiagnosed depression often leads to drug and/or alcohol abuse

What is Depression?

    Depression is a mental disorder categorized by intense feelings of low self-esteem, loss of interest in daily activities, and persistent sadness. Depression is also called major depression, major depressive disorder (MDD), and clinical depression.

  The causes of depression are not fully known or understood by doctors. There can be many causes including brain chemistry, hormones, life events, unresolved trauma, and inherited genetic traits.

Types of Depression

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD, a.k.a. Bipolar Disorder)

Symptoms include: 
  • Intense sadness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Changes in eating and sleeping habits
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Symptoms are similar to MDD, but symptoms are mild and depression is long term (2+ years)
  • Symptoms last a few weeks but do not meet all the criteria to qualify for MDD
  • Combination of MDD symptoms and a psychotic episode including delusions and/or hallucinations
  • Symptoms of MDD affecting nearly 10% to 15% of women in the USA after they give birth
  • MDD symptoms during the winter months that gradually gets better during spring and summer
  • Categorized by extreme, cycling mood changes ranging from extreme highs to extreme lows

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

     Most people will occasionally feel sad or upset during their lifetimes. That is normal. However, constant, intense, and severe feelings of depression are not normal and may signify undiagnosed depression. How can you tell if someone you love is depressed? Common behavioral signs of depression include sleeping more than usual, change in eating habits leading to weight loss or weight gain, and complete lack of interest in favorite activities. There are also physical ailments associated with depression.

Physical Symptoms of Depression:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Nausea
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Change in sleeping and eating habits
  • Intense sadness

Depression Treatment for Teens at Inspirations Teen Rehab

  Our depression treatment program for teens is unique because we offer a smaller, residential environment where teenagers can learn to just be themselves. We will treat your teenager for depression, and for any drug or alcohol addictions. We offer both short and long term inpatient treatment for teens. Our long term program also includes schooling and tutoring services, so teens won’t miss out on their educations. If you think you may be depressed, call us now for a free consultation. Our knowledgeable staff will answer all of your questions! (888) 757-6237

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