Mood Changes

Depressed or Irritable Mood

  • Most teenagers with depression will present as being very irritable even though most people think “sad” when thinking about Major Depression
  • There’s a difference between normal teenager irritability and that seen in depression
  • In depression, the mood change is seen in all aspects of life
  • In some teenagers, the prominent mood disturbance is numbness or not feeling anything

Decreased Interest or Pleasure in Activities

  • Depression affects people individually and each person experiences this symptom differently as it is based on the person’s usual interest
  • It is the activities that normally the person would always enjoy that all of a sudden do not bring pleasure or joy

Learn more about Major Depression symptoms