We live in a troubled world, changing rapidly, where it was worth it yesterday and not today, where the constant bombardment of news, where nobody knows where it is. This produces a general disorientation that is especially evident in our young people: more and more alarming cases of depression but not always detected.
Increasing numbers of young people who go to medical consulting suffering from this or that muscle pain or discomfort in a limb. Leave the treatment with drugs that often do not do anything. And they do not do anything because the problem is not the body but in mind: depression.
It is estimated that between 2 to 6 percent of adolescents around the world aged between 14 to 19 years suffer from this disorder, but in many cases never reached to diagnose, thus, do not get to heal ever.
And it really is not easy to detect that someone is really depressed because the classic symptoms of depression are camouflaged with their own age. It is not uncommon for a girl to lose focus, or have no interest in her studies and maybe not feel like going out with her friends at any given time.
It doesn’t mean that your depressed, but if you do see a change in her overall behavior or drinking too much alcohol you will want to prompt her to see a professional to get help.
It is necessary therefore to go a little further and that family physicians have more support tools. In England, for example, has launched a program of therapeutic Identification of Depression in Youth (TIDY) that provides primary care professionals specific guidelines so that they can distinguish the depressed young man who has the only physical illnesses. At first we derive the unity of psychology and the other to the appropriate specialist.