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teen dd depression

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mumslife Sun 21-Feb-16 19:21:05

Can anyone tell me if they think mydd is suffering from depression. Her bf if six montha a month ago broke up with her so I know its early days but she is away at uni and I am concerned
These are the things I am worried about
lethargic
lack of interest in doing anything
consistantly tired
lack of appetite
over thinking things
unable to shrug off little comments
totally lacking in self confidence
keeps crying
complains of feeling heavy hearted
am i right to feel concerned or is it just early days?
Thanks all

futuremrsstinson Sun 21-Feb-16 23:08:05

Ive had depression on and off for several years now. I personally think the best thing you can do is support her and let her know you are there for her if she wants your support. Dont talk about it, dont treat her like a broken object. Just let her know you understand and your there for her whenever you need her to be.

You say she is at uni so she is at least 18- so she is an adult. Unfortunately, as hard as it is, shes just going to have to ride this emotional rollercoaster. Heartbreak is shit. Some people will say she is too young to be in love/her relationship wasnt long enough but, IMO, that is bullshit.

It is early days. When i broke up with my firdt boyfriend it took me a good two months before I felt I could breathe normally without feeling like I was losing grip on reality.

Is she going to all her classes and keeping herself busy? If not try and actively encourage her to do so. If its something she would enjoy- could you go and see her for a weekend and spoil her a bit?

NanaNina Mon 22-Feb-16 00:37:47

Hmm - doesn't sound good. Which year is she in at uni - was she ok before the split with the boyfriend. Some of the symptoms sound like depression. Can you visit her at uni so you can get better idea, and she might talk to you more about how she is feeling. Is she in halls or a shared house.?

The website YoungMinds is helpful

mumslife Mon 22-Feb-16 20:08:28

Thanks. Yes she is in her first year at uni in uni residence shares a flat with seven others
No she was nothing like thus befire the split. This is so not hersad
Yes she is still going to her classes. Three weeks until they break for Easter. I am keeping a close eye on her

mumslife Mon 22-Feb-16 20:10:18

meant to add she has just turned nineteen
Pleased to report a slight improvement this afternoon

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