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At Serene Mind Psychology, we help teens and young adults feel safe, confident and happy.  We are a boutique, counseling and therapy practice. We cater our services to each Tampa Bay individual.

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Teens

Is your teen experiencing excess sadness, anger, loneliness, isolation or loss of interests? If yes, these are warning signs that your teen may be depressed. The excess or prolonged sadness can negatively impact your teen in a physical manner. You may notice a change in over sleeping for school, going to bed extremely late or simply not wanting to get out of bed. Struggles with under and over eating may also be present. 

Explosive or inappropriate emotions combined with patterns of extreme sadness or anger are common. Crying and irritability are both symptoms of depression. The excess emotional turmoil does result in a loss of energy and lack of pleasure for everyday activities. Having fun and hobbies are almost non existent for your teen. A pattern of purposely staying alone in their rooms or isolating themselves from supportive family or friends is also common.

Teens with depression can have social or conduct problems at school, poor grades, illegal drug use, exhibit risky behavior, excess sexual behavior, increased violence, elope from home, low self esteem, may turn to self harm and even suicide. 

Anger is not typically seen as related to depression but it can be. Anger displayed by way of breaking things, yelling, fighting or hurting others can present a danger. Children and teens with excess anger need a positive way to process this appropriate feeling. The explosiveness and inappropriate behavior can be redirected via new skills taught during therapy.

It is important to note depression in teens is much more than just everyday hormonal changes or the blues. The blues or sadness does not impact your teen for weeks at a time and they learn to cope with the blues. Depression is different in that it is all encompassing and can have long lasting negative symptoms. When a teen is depressed they do not understand why they are sad and lack the insight to improve on their own. If you believe your child or teen may be experiencing symptoms of depression please do not hesitate to contact us!

 
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depression anxiety pregnancy infertility postpartum self esteem social skills college work stress career counseling pet therapy Tampa Child, Teen, Young Adult Therapy and Counseling Psychology

Young Adults

Depression is a period of prolonged sadness or anger. It may come without a true cause and if left untreated may cycle through out your life. You can feel empty, alone, isolated and a loss of energy. You may have episodes of excessive crying or explosive anger. Depression can cause you to feel as if you do not belong. You may feel as if you do not want to get out of bed and do not want to be around anyone. 

Poor grades in college, poor work performance, lack of interest in relationships, risky behavior, drinking, drug use, concentration problems and suicide are all related to depression. Many young adults may hide depression symptoms by excess alcohol use, drug use or simply ignore the problem. Hiding or masking the depression will not make the depression go away, it will only help it grow and eventually spiral out of control.

You may question if you truly are depressed or if this is just sadness.  The difference is sadness is a feeling that you can cope with and it lasts about a couple of days at most. It is not all encompassing, not physically or emotionally draining. 

Prolonging the search for a counselor or therapist and the isolation due to the depression can contribute to what seems to be a never ending cycle of sadness, anger, loss of interest and loneliness. You can make improvements by seeking counseling for your depression and to eventually eliminate the above symptoms.

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