A depressive disorder affects approximately 11 percent of adolescents by the time they are 18 years old, as reported by the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement. At any point in time, 10 to 15 percent of chi... More » Family Teenagers

According to Mayo Clinic, teenage depression is commonly treated through a combination of prescription medications and professional counseling from a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist. Prozac and Lexapro are two pres... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health

Find academic or scholarly articles on teenage depression by using a specialized search engine such as Google Scholar and entering your search query in a simple phrase search or advanced search, according to Western New ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health
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