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Teen Depression and the Risk of Heart Attack

Teen Depression and the Risk of Heart Attack

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There is an increasing amount of pragmatic and empirical evidence that suggests that teens and young adults who are suffering from certain mental health disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

The Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disorder 

While depression manifests itself in a number of different ways, such as suicidal ideation, introvert-related behaviors, and more, it is immensely important for the parents of these teens to understand that chronic depression can have an extremely negative impact on the physical health of a teen. According to one report, a study conducted in 2011 revealed that a history of suicide attempts or depression was the number one risk factor for heart attack related deaths, as a result of narrowed or clogged arteries in young women, and it was the fourth leading risk factor in young men. 

Recognizing the Symptoms of Depression 

One of the most common responses from the parents of teens who are diagnosed as being depressed is that they were completely unaware of the fact that their teen was suffering with depression. This is primarily due to the fact that most people suffer in silence when it comes to depression; however, there are certain symptoms and behaviors that parents should be aware of. Some of the most common symptoms associated with depression include frequent and persistent feelings of sadness. Additionally, a loss of interest in events and activities that the teen was recently very interested in should be viewed as a cause for further investigation. 

The risk of cardiovascular disease accentuates the importance of identifying mental disorders in teens early, and getting them the help they need. The programs at WinGate Wilderness Therapy will help teens who are suffering with depression successfully engage and master their condition. 

 

 

Wingate Wilderness Therapy is a highly successful and sought-after program that helps teens face their issues and take their own accountability in things. We firmly believe that the teens and young adults who come to us are capable of making better choices and recognizing their own potential. To find out more, call us at (800) 560-1599.

About Author
Craig Rogers has been a leader in the behavioral health industry for 20 plus years.  Craig Rogers is an enthusiastic author and blogger, writting and publishing 2,000 articles related to the "therapeutic intervention of troubled teens." As a parent coach, mentor, and advocate,...

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