Abuse And Neglect: A Possible Cause Of Teenage Depression And Suicide

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Abuse and neglect is another probable cause of teenage depression and suicide. The teen may suffer from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and neglect to some degree (DepressionD 1). Neglect appears to be the least traumatic cause of depression and suicide. The teen may feel that their guardian has failed to give the proper attention that they need(Merriam-Webster 1898). Physical and sexual abuse could be experienced in the home by a relative, or even a caregiver. Emotion abuse may result from a bad break up. Teenagers tend to feel neglected by parents more than anything. Teens may seem grown up in many ways, but they just aren't equipped to cope with abuse. Not all abuse or neglect that affects teenagers takes place in the family. The teen
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