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Depression Treatment For Adolescent Girls

Why Girls Face Depression Early In Life

Girls often place a great deal of value on how they are perceived by those around them, whether it’s family members, close friends or distant peers. Girls’ self-concepts can be strongly influenced by how others view them and by the need to build positive relationships. The relationships that girls have with their peers can influence their behaviors, interactions, as well as their sense of self-worth. For some girls, this results in persistent worries about how others view as well as low self-esteem, and, this can lead to behavioral health problems, including depression.

Depression in girls can result in a continuous feeling of loneliness, sadness, and a lack of enthusiasm for the things they once loved. These feelings and behaviors can lead to serious physical and behavioral symptoms.

Signs & Symptoms of Depression in Girls

Emotional

  • Sadness
  • Apathy
  • Irritability
  • Hopelessness
  • Thoughts of Suicide

Physical

  • Noticeable Changes in Appetite or Weight
  • Changes in Sleep Patterns
  • Sleeping More or Disturbed Sleep
  • Decreased Energy

Behavioral

  • Withdrawal from Friends & Family
  • Loss of Interest in Activities
  • Self-Harming Behaviors

How to Help Teen & Adolescent Girls with Depression:

Finding a specialized and experienced therapist or treatment facility is an important first step. Here at Fairmount, our Adolescent Girls’ Program is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team with the knowledge and experience to provide excellent care in a therapeutic and secure setting.

Our Program for Adolescent Girls Dealing With Depression:

Our adolescent girls treatment program is designed to provide girls with a secure environment in which they can examine and change the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that lead to the symptoms of depression. Our team of professionals provides individual, group, and family therapy as well as medication management which is individualized, strength-based and trauma-informed. Our treatment model emphasizes security, respect and hope.

For More Information, Call our 24 Hour Assessment Center: 215-487-4100

Program Details

Partial Programs For Teenagers