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Study Finds Depression on the Rise in Adolescents, But Particularly Among Teen Girls

A recent study finds that major depression is increasing among adolescents, particularly among adolescent girls.

“Major depression is one of the deadliest diseases among adolescents and is associated with the rise in self-injury among teenagers.”

“Authors conclude the growing number of depressed adolescents and young people who do not receive any mental health treatment for their symptoms call for renewed outreach efforts, particularly on college campuses, pediatric practices and in high schools to increase detection and management of this disease.”

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