Can a 16 year old suffer from depression?

Patient

Q: Is it normal for a 16 year old girl to feel so down that she can cry herself to sleep most nights? I am starting to feel so down for the past couple of months and it has gotten to the point where I feel like going down the route I did when I was younger of self harm as I do not want to see friends or socialise as much as what I used to. I just don't feel like me any more?
Regards
Amy.

Symptoms:  Tired all the time, feeling down so much I cry myself to sleep sometimes at night
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