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DEPRESSION

The word ‘depression’ is used in many different ways. Everyone can feel sad or blue when bad things happen. However, everyday blues or sadness is not depression. People with ‘the blues’ may have a short-term depressed mood, but they can manage to cope and soon recover without treatment.

A clinical depression is one that lasts for at least two weeks, affects a young person’s behaviour, and has physical, emotional and cognitive effects. A young person will also experience a loss of interest and enjoyment in ordinary things.

At home a depressed young person may:


HELPFUL RESOURCES

www.priorygroup.com/

www.mindful.org

www.childline.org.uk

www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk

www.thecalmzone.net







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