But teen depression goes beyond moodiness. Unlike adults, who have the ability to seek assistance on their own, teenagers rely on parents, teachers, or other caregivers to recognize their suffering and get them the help they need. Encourage them to go out with friends or invite friends over. Teens with depression may also complain of physical symptoms, including painthat don't have an otherwise clear cause, said Falcone. Be gentle but persistent. The teen years can be extremely tough and depression affects teenagers far more often than many of us realize. Antidepressants also come with risks and side effects of their ownincluding a number of safety concerns specific Teen depression warning signs information getting help children and young adults.