The teenage years are notoriously turbulent. Adolescents are establishing their own identities, doing more things independently, trying out different roles, taking more risks socially, and possibly experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and all this can come with emotional costs. So it can be complicated to tell the difference between the typical turmoil of a teenager, and a depressed teen. But depression can take a toll on teens. It typically first strikes in late adolescence, some time between ages 15 and 19, Beresin said. In early adolescence, boys and girls are equally affected by depression.
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Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you'll have as a parent. It can be hard to imagine your baby as an adult. But with the right approach, helping your teen move into adulthood can be rewarding. Going to college, getting a job, or taking time off are common choices teens face.
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One of the things that can make depression so difficult to recognise is that the symptoms can be things we all struggle with from time to time — sadness, hopelessness, lethargy, lack of engagement. During adolescence, the rates of depression skyrocket. According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the number one cause of illness and disability in adolescents. Research shows that in half of all adults who have problems with their mental health, their symptoms showed up before age