Just a few days ago, the American Psychological Association formally recommended making screening for depression standard practice for teens and young adults. This really did not surprise me, as my Fort Lauderdale practice sees many patients seeking help for depression in this age group.
The good news is that depression treatment is highly effective. There are many different therapeutic techniques available, as well as the option for a medication evaluation for anti-depressants.
The bottom line: if you think you may be depressed, seek help. You deserve to be happy!
Here is the link to the APA article: Depression Screening