Depression rates for teen girls spikes in an age of cyber bullying
Depression is rising among young adults and adolescents in the U.S., with teenage girls in particular growing more depressed than boys, researchers found.
At the same time, mental health care isn’t expanding to meet the challenge, resulting in a growing pool of young people with untreated depression, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
The findings suggest “fairly impressive increases in depression” and “should be of concern to parents, teachers, and pediatricians,” said Mark Olfson, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a co-author of the study.
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