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What is depression? Can it be treated? Am I depressed? These are some of the mental health concerns affecting many of the young people in the United States today.

Data from the Mental Health America's 2016 survey, The State of Mental Health in America, indicates that symptoms of depression among youth are a major concern for the United States, and in particular, the state of California. More than 10% of minors in California have experienced at least one episode of major depression or clinical depression during their lifetime, which is approximately 327,000 individuals. In addition, roughly 224,000 young people in California have experienced severe depression symptoms.

While clinical depression in San Diego and other major California cities is an urgent issue, there are other types of depression that may affect young people. Common types of depression among the younger population include: postpartum depression, persistent depression, bipolar issues, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Treatment for those experiencing depression in Southern California is available from licensed therapists in San Diego and other metro areas. Therapists are trained to use a number of therapeutic techniques specially designed to provide lasting relief for children, teens, and adults in therapy.

Guidelines from the American Psychological Association suggest that people with depression may be effectively treated with psychotherapy, psychotropic medication, or a combination of both. Signs of depression include:

  • Sudden changes in weight
  • Sleeping excessively in the daytime
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Loss of interest in activities that are usually fun

Symptoms of depression may also be caused by particular biological, behavioral, emotional, or social situation. Children with a family history of depression, substance dependence issues, a death in the family, social conflicts, or a history of physical, verbal, or sexual abuse may be more likely to experience depression symptoms.


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