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How many teens are depressed?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: About 5%

At least 5%, and possibly more, of the adolescent population deals with significant depression at any one point in time.

In brief: About 5%

At least 5%, and possibly more, of the adolescent population deals with significant depression at any one point in time.
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Depression rates rise rapidly during adolescence--and much more so in girls than in boys. Between about age 12 and age 14, the boy/girl ratio goes from 1:1 to 1:2.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Prevalance- US Teens

In 2015, approximately 12.
5 % of teens aged 12 to 17 had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. REF: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/major-depression-among-adolescents.shtml

In brief: Prevalance- US Teens

In 2015, approximately 12.
5 % of teens aged 12 to 17 had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. REF: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/major-depression-among-adolescents.shtml
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