Mayo Clinic Minute: 5 signs your teenager is battling depression

It’s no secret that teenagers can be moody, but research shows that ongoing moodiness often is far more serious. Dr. Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says teen depression is much more common than most people realize.

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“This is something that affects teenagers of all walks of life, of all backgrounds, and actually of ages from as young as 12 – sometimes even younger – and up to the young adult years,” Dr. Gewirtz O’Brien says.

She says new guidelines suggest screening all teens for depression starting at age 12.

“About half of kids are no identified with depression when

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