Depressed facts and quiz online course.

Before you truly understand what your teen is going through, you must first understand depression.

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When it comes to teen depression, you may not recognize the signs and symptoms right away or you may just chock it up to the fact that your child is having a bad day. While it may be the case that your child is having a worse day than others, you need to understand what to watch out for so that you can get your child the help they need right away.

One thing to keep in mind is that not all teenagers will experience the same symptoms and signs of depression as the next. For instance, one teen may withdraw from social activities, but your teen may not withdraw from activities just yet. 

It is not uncommon for teens to try and hide that they are depressed and they may pretend to still partake in their daily routine to prevent a conversation about their feelings or so that no one recognizes that there may be a problem.

Also, you want to keep in mind that when a teen is depressed, he or she may only show certain symptoms one day and not the next. The symptoms they display can change with their mood.


Some of the most common symptoms include:

• Feelings of self-doubt or worthlessness

•Physical illness including stomachaches and tiredness

•Decline in physical and social activities.

•Changes in any sleeping and eating patterns.

• Suicidal thoughts

• Crying and strong feelings of sadness.

•  Anger and irritability.

 Loss of interest in their favorite activities.


As a parent, it can be difficult for you to determine what is considered depression and what is considered just a bad day. One of the best things you can do is try to speak with your teen about the problem. Of course, not all teens are going to open up and you may even be told to leave them alone. Make yourself available to your child and let them know that you are there to help. If your child will not open up to you, watch his or her behavior and track it. Doing this can help you understand the difference between his or her moods.

Take the course so that you can have a better understanding. What is depression. How does it affect teenagers. The information presented here using slides, interactive lessons, video and quiz. Using the book "A guide to teenage depression" You will learn simple clues to detect if your teen is going through a phase or struggling with depression.
Intended Audience: parents, grandmother, guardian

Course Curriculum

A guide to teenage depression
Parents your words hurt!
Short-Quiz
Bullying
Conclusion you did it!
author

Patrice M Foster

Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

After finding herself locked out one day, Patrice M Foster became homeless and struggled to survive on the cold streets of New York. Her life on the streets was a dangerous and discouraging time, yet despite her hopeless situation, she finished school and moved to New Jersey where she entered a Licensed practical nurse program in 1986. After graduating, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she furthered her career by becoming a Registered nurse in 1998. She continued her education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing program at Immaculata University completed in 2001.

Through her personal evolution, Foster continues to battle the demons of her youth and desire to feel worthy and respected by striving to heal a little each day. Foster runs a blog, @PatriceMFoster, that focuses on teenage depression. The blog gives insight on how one could better handle their situation while educating readers with facts, statistics, and examples of pass experiences. Foster is currently working on an online course's for parents that will explain the importance of teenage depression in an effective interactive way.