Teen Depression Becoming More Common in Boys

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Teen Depression Becoming More Common in Boys Sad but true, statistics show that more and more teen boys are living with depression. What was once thought to be more of a teen girl issue, has noticeably been seen in many teen boys. With rates of anxiety disorders and depression up among teen boys, depression among males is nearly as it is among females in this age group. Teen boys are learning and trying to become men. They get ideas about how to do this through television, movies, books, friends, and from older...

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Myths about clinical depression

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Myths about clinical depression According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 2% of the adult population struggles with clinical depression at some point in their lives. This psychiatric disorder is one of the most common in the United States. When diagnosed, many individuals seek treatment for their clinical depression. However, many avoid treatment and continue to suffer. There are several reasons why people don’t seek treatment for their clinical depression. For instance, they may not...

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Depression Facts

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Depression Facts  Of the estimated 17.5 million Americans who are affected by some form of depression, 9.2 million have major or clinical depression The economic cost of depression is estimated at $30.4 billion a year but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated Women experience depression about twice as often as men By the year 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that depression will be the number two cause of “lost years of healthy life” worldwide Major Depression is 1.5-3.0...

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Symptoms of depression

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Symptoms of Depression Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. People with depressive illnesses do not all experience the same symptoms. The severity, frequency, and duration of symptoms vary depending on the individual. However, the more symptoms are exhibited, the stronger the symptoms are, and if the symptoms are longer lasting—the more likely it is that an individual is dealing with depression. If you are suffering with some of the following symptoms and they...

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Effects of Depression

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What are some Depression Effects? Most of us have either experienced depression or have been affected by someone else who is struggling with it.  We know it’s lonely and hard for the person experiencing it as well as for those impacted by the depression.  It’s also somewhat common knowledge that being depressed wears out certain parts of our body.  These effects may vary depending on age, gender and other factors, however, 8 key effects of depression have been cited by healblog.net. The information on each...

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