Posts Tagged ‘Teen depression’

By On October 4th, 2017

A bad mood may be contagious, but depression is not

If you’ve never personally experienced depression, it can be easy to dismiss the illness as just a matter of having a “bad mood.” I mean, we’ve all felt “down” or “woke up on the wrong side of the bed”, so why would it be that much harder to just stop being depressed? The answer, of…


By On December 2nd, 2016

Counseling Can Provide Long-Term Results For Teens With Depression

Depression can be a terrible burden on a person of any age, but it can be especially difficult for teenagers already going through a tumultuous time in their life. Even worse, depression during a person’s formative years can have lasting implications for their entire life. Thankfully, a new study suggests psychological counseling can provide long-term…


By On November 21st, 2016

Depressive Episodes Surge Among Teens, Treatment Rates Stagnate

Being a teenager is difficult for everyone, but a new report contains troubling findings about the mental health of adolescents and young adults. According to the findings publishing in the journal Pediatrics, there has been a concerning increase in the number of young adults between the ages of 12 and 20 who have experienced at…


By On September 29th, 2016

Study Ties Hormonal Birth Control To Depression, Especially Among Teens

Hormonal contraceptives, or “the pill” as they are commonly called, have been linked to mood changes in the past. Now, new research published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests these forms of contraceptives may also increase the risk of developing depression, especially in teenagers. While the researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark say the study…


By On June 24th, 2015

Studies Link Teen Cyberbullying With Depression

Adolescents and teens who report being bullied online face an increased risk for depression, according to a new review of social media studies published in JAMA Pediatrics. Reports indicate 95 percent of American teenagers use the internet and up to 81 percent use social media. The researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada say the…


By On June 4th, 2015

Being Bullied Doubles The Risk Of Depression

Many people say bullying is just a part of “kids being kids” but it can have severe consequences for the children that are bullied, according to a new study published in The BMJ. According to the findings, children who report being bullied by their peers at age 13 are twice as likely to experience depression…

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