Hormonal fluctuations occurring in adolescence and the changes in their brains cause changes in young people's moods. This can be quite shocking for parents and many fear that their child is depressed.
Signs of depression
We all experience depressed or sad moods. Clinical depression occurs when a person has depressed moods more days than not over a two week period, along with other key symptoms, such as
Note that in children and adolescents, they may present with an irritable mood rather than a sad mood.