The adolescence or teenage is a period where every person feels the impact of the physical and mental changes that take place in the body due to the activation of the hormonal secretions that starts during this period. Therefore, you may develop many kinds of emotions like joy, sadness, anger and other types of moods. Most of us generally experience a sad and gloomy feeling for a short duration but if the sad feeling continues for a prolonged period then do not ignore a sad feeling, as it may be the symptom of clinical depression. However, every time you are sad does not mean that you are suffering from clinical depression. The gloomy attitude might set in due to some kind of unhappy incident and the gloomy feeling will vanish as soon as you get the opportunity to vent out your feelings or take it in your stride and let time act as the healing factor so that it does not develop into clinical depression.
However, teenagers are mostly impulsive and they take drastic steps by inflicting self-injuries or pain in this phase of short depression. They do not realize that the depression that they are experiencing is due to the over charged emotional phase that they pass through in this period. Parents often get worried in such situation and think that their child is suffering from clinical depression. Therefore, it is important that parents of teenage children should have adequate knowledge about clinical depression so that they are able to observe the behavior of their teenage child and decide whether the child is passing through temporary depression phase or has developed clinical depression. It is also essential to educate the teenage children about clinical depression so that whenever they feel sad or depressed they know that it is a passing phase and try to overcome it by diverting their mind towards activities and overcoming the feeling of depression or sadness and not allowing it to prolong and turn into clinical depression.
As a teenager, you should always keep in mind that clinical depression is a kind of mental disease and you can avoid it if you bring a change in your thinking and attitude. The best way to drive away the ghost of clinical depression from your mind and body is to divert your thoughts towards activities or incidences, which will act as an antidote for the ghost of clinical depression and force him to leave you immediately. You can divert your thoughts by watching your favorite movie or soap or reading a book or by playing games either with your friends or on the computer. Here it is necessary to mention that there are many types of clinical depression, and if you feel that you have tried every method yet you are not able to overcome the sad feeling then the best way out is to consult a professional.