Dealing with what Life throws at you
From an Swarthmore article by Jane Gillham entitled Preventing Teen Depression
Adolescence is a particularly important period for depression prevention efforts. Rates of depression increase dramatically during adolescence, beginning at about age 13. In fact, by high school, depression is one of the most common public health problems affecting approximately 5 to 10 percent of adolescents each year. Even more adolescents suffer from high but sub-clinical levels of symptoms, and these symptoms cause great distress and interfere with functioning. In addition, depression is often recurrent, with first episodes occurring most often during adolescence. Thus, prevention of depression during adolescence may help to prevent suffering across a person’s lifespan.
Read the entire Preventing Teen Depression article
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