Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 3: Prevalence of chronic depression among adolescent girls

Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 3: Prevalence of chronic depression among adolescent girls

Since almost every social and biological risk factor is at play during the adolescence phase, depression among growing teenagers is a common menace nowadays due to various reasons. In fact, it is gripping both boys and girls at the same rate, irrespective of gender. As the gap is dissolving with time, the overall scenario has started worsening with time.

There has been a tremendous rise in the prevalence of chronic depression among adolescents since the last few decades. As mentioned above, one of the worrisome trends has been the growing prevalence of depression among teenage and adolescent girls. A report by […] Read more

Poverty and violence can trigger depression in older adults, finds study

Poverty and violence can trigger depression in older adults, finds study

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” ― Aristotle

The relationship between mental health and poverty is somewhat complex. Mental health issues can affect anyone, irrespective of his or her age, gender or background. Although no person is immune to mental disorders, the risk is quite high among the poor, homeless, unemployed and people with low education.

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Can playing video games improve symptoms of depression?

Can playing video games improve symptoms of depression?

Depression is a mental disorder that leaves the person with feelings of sadness, hopelessness and lack of interest to engage in activities that were previously enjoyable. It is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S, affecting on an average, eight out of 100 teenagers and 3 to 5 percent of adults every year, as highlighted by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

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