A new study found that there has been an increase in the amount of teens experiencing depression. After analyzing data from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, researchers found that 11 percent of teens had major depressive episodes between 2013-2014. That’s more than the 9.9 percent of teens who had major depressive episodes between 2012-2013. Assistant professor of clinical neurobiology in psychiatry at Columbia University Ardesheer Talati explained three factors for the increase in teen depression.
- An increase in mental illness awareness could lead to more teens seeking professional help.
- The increase in pressure on teens might be causing more teens to experience depression.
- The diagnosis of depression over time has become more broad.
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