Brain scan may help identify children with higher depression risk

Brain scan may help identify children with higher depression risk

Depression in children is different from the normal blues they usually suffer from. A depressive illness in kids is marked by persistent sadness, unrelenting gloom, lack of concentration in activities, social withdrawal, lack of self-esteem, overreaction to criticism, escapist attitude towards situations, etc. A 2015 report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) revealed that approximately one in five youth aged 13-18 (21.4 percent) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during the phase. For children aged 8-15, the estimate is 13 percent.

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Alleviating severity of depression with brain stimulation methods

Alleviating severity of depression with brain stimulation methods

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders that the United States is suffering from. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, about 9 percent of the U.S. population from all walks of life suffers from one kind of depression or the other, and at any given time about 3 percent of adults have a major depression – also known as major depressive disorder, a long-lasting and severe form of depression.

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