Although few studies of dysthymic disorder in adolescents have been published, one study found that 70% of affected adolescents eventually developed an episode of major depression during the follow-up period.
Often the depressed adolescent presents with an overt behavior problem, and the accompanying depression may not be detected. Poor school performance, a change in grades, or academic failure may be important markers of adolescent depression related to impaired concentration, fatigue, withdrawal, and chronic absenteeism.
I'm very tired and I have only taken two steps.
The most common psychiatric disorders in adolescents are anxiety and depression. One study of 9- to 17-year-olds found that 13% had an anxiety disorder in a given year.
I'm 9 years old
I'm 17 years old. I have had anxiety and depression for a while now.