Depression in Teens Who Were Adopted: What Families Need to Know


Parenting teenagers can often trigger memories of growing up and the roller coaster ride of emotions, drama, unpredictability, and the need to fit in. You may realize that being a teenager today is more complicated than ever due to the steady stream of social media in all its various forms. As the parent of a teen who was adopted, your role has become even more challenging as you need to keep in mind the extra layers of teen emotions and identity issues that come with being adopted. You may wonder what is considered typical teenage behavior and what requires more immediate attention. This tip sheet focuses on whether your teen may be going through a temporary phase or, instead, may be suffering from teen depression.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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