Hi, strawberry! Depression can affect anyone at any age. But teens are in the most physically, emotionally, hormonally turbulent years of their lives. They're under incredible pressure from peers to dress right, be popular, sex, drugs. From parents and teachers to achieve both scholastically and in extracurricular activities. The beginnings of sexual and emotional relationships. Not a child, not an adult.
And underneath it all they really don't know yet who they are. It's easy for teens to just feel they don't measure up, they don't belong, they don't know their purpose yet.
And some do have the same chemical imbalances that cause clinical depression in older people.
Best wishes, WCV
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