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Adolescent Depression
A look at different treatment options for depressed adolescents.
# 74583 | 2,337 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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Depression is a problem that needs to be dealt with seriously in our society, especially among adolescents who do not know how to channel what they're feeling into something positive and constructive. This paper examines how the depressed adolescent goes through vulnerability, insecurity, low self esteem and the desire to end his life as he sees it not going anywhere in the future. It looks at how all these problems and symptoms should be dealt with treatment and medication which would be the most efficient and long lasting on the individual.

Recognition of Depression in Adolescents
Support for Treatment of Adolescent Depression
Current Research of Treatment Options for Depressed Adolescents
Recognition of How Adolescent Thinking Effects Depression
Unrealistic Expectations
Automatic Thoughts
Maladaptive Assumptions
Low Self-Esteem or Negative Self-Concept
Treatment Recommendations
Past, Present and Future
Best Treatment Options/Suggestions
Focus On Adolescent's Strengths, Resources and Current Competencies
Evaluate Depressive Levels
Inherent Wish to Change/Resistance & Setting of Goals
Support, Empathy & Time

From the Paper:

"The maladaptive behaviors of a depressed individual can vary from his social skills to his concentration ability to his attitude towards authority. The depressed individual would not act his age or be emotionally distraught or seek too much attention. Socially, the depressed adolescent would be isolated and shy and prefer to be unaccompanied. Cognitively, the depressed adolescent would be lazy and incapable of learning and would underachieve. He would not be able to sit still in class or have long concentration duration. The depressed adolescent would also be very rebellious towards authority as well as stubborn and disobliging (Gerald R. Patterson, 1990)."

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