It’s not unusual for teenagers to feel depressed or have “the blues” some days. The adolescent years are a challenging time with physical changes happening along with social and emotional changes as well. Add parental pressures to achieve high grades or excel in sports to the mix and you have the perfect storm for an adolescent melt down. If you are unsure whether your teen is struggling with depression it can be helpful to rule out some factors. Below is an article I wrote for Psychcentral.com that looks at 8 questions to consider before getting help for your teenager.