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depression

The Centers for Disease Control report that suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 24; and the fourth leading cause of death for kids ages 10-14. Teen suicide risk is a growing problem in our world today, but...

Depression isn’t rare--studies have found that around 3 million teens, ages 12 to 17, experience at least one major depressive episode in a year. That’s a high number and should make it clear that getting an assessment for depression isn’t anything to be embarrassed about....

Untreated teen depression is a destructive force. If allowed to run rampant through a youth’s mind, it can cause issues in school and at home, it can make daily life feel nearly impossible, and it can follow that individual into adulthood. New research is showing...

We all make mistakes, we all have imperfections--seriously, no one on the planet Earth is “perfect.” For some, this is easier to accept than others. For some, it’s nearly impossible not to think about all their flaws and agonize over failures. This type of dwelling...

Studies found that in 2015 around 3 million teenagers, ages 12 to 17, experienced at least one major depressive episode within the last year. It’s also been discovered that 6.3 million teenagers have struggled with an anxiety disorder at some point. Logically with those statistics,...

Social media has some of the most incredible potential; it can connect people oceans away from each other, it can create support groups for those in need, it can provide a platform for those without a voice to gain one--the possibilities are endless. Yet there...

According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers don’t get near enough shuteye at night. To function well, the teen brain needs around 8 to 10 hours of sleep--which is nowhere near what the majority gets. Only 15 percent of teens have reported sleeping 8 and...

It turns out that symptoms of depression in teens may show up much earlier than previously thought. New research has discovered early signs of depression through brain scans of infants. This research could mean earlier identification in young people, leading to more efficient and effective...

Teenagers are notoriously moody—every parent knows this. Sometimes it’s more than just moodiness and hormones, though. Sometimes it’s depression. Depression treatment is among one of the most needed mental health services among the adolescent age group. It can be caused by a host of issues...