Is My Child Depressed, Or Just in a Phase?

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Chances are, they might be in the phase for a period of time, right? At every age kids get irritable cranky overloaded and are not a nice of people around them. It's when this exists for a longer period of time it's not just a day or two it's a week or two weeks and you see them maybe not taking care of themselves in the same way or not saying I have home work as they might have or there is a real behavioral change that you observe that your antenna need to go up as their parent and you need to start to ask questions.

Don't dismiss your concern as thou they are typical teenage behaviors, your gut is going to give you good information. You now your teenager better than anybody, and if something is not feeling right chances are your probably right and go with that.