Self-Attitude Changes


  • One of the most severe symptoms of depression
  • Depressed teenagers may feel that there is no hope that their situation can or will get better
  • Developmentally, teenagers normally should be thinking about their future and what they will contribute
  • Depression can lead to distorted thoughts that there will be no contribution and there is no hope for the future

Feelings of Guilt or Worthlessness

  • In its mildest form, people start doubting their abilities and those traits they used to have confidence in
  • As it becomes more severe, thoughts become centered around being a burden to others or not contributing to a group or family or society
  • Also when severe, those with depression will begin to not believe positive statements others say about them

Learn more about Major Depression symptoms