You may be surprised to hear that one of the leading causes of depression in teens and causes of anxiety in teens is sleep deprivation. After all, teens are known to sleep a lot, far more on average than nearly any other age group. Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, however, has been scientifically proven to be one of the leading causes of depression and anxiety in teens.
CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) enhances the risk of anxiety and depression, said researchers at St Mary’s Hospital. London. Chronic Fatigue is fatigue that lasts over 6 months and which is not caused by other medical conditions. People suffering from CFS also suffer from; poor concentration and memory, swollen glands, sore throat, pains in joints and muscles, headaches and feelings of malaise after exertion.
Out of a test group of 25 CFS sufferers, half had psychiatric disorders, depression or anxiety. Anxiety was significantly higher in CFS sufferers than non-CFS sufferers.
If your teen is suffering from anxiety or depression, be sure to check that they are getting enough sleep. Consult your doctor if you belief there to be a problem.