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The suicide rate for adolescents has increased more than 200% over the last decade. Recent studies have shown that greater than 20% of adolescents in the general population have emotional problems and one-third of adolescents attending psychiatric clinics suffer from depression. The majority of teenage depressions can be managed successfully by the primary care physician with the support of the family, says Maurice Blackman MB, FRCPC.
Adults with psychiatric illness are 20 times more likely to die from accidents or suicide than adults
Is depression in adolescents a significant problem?
20% of adolescents in the general population have emotional problems and one-third of adolescents attending psychiatric clinics suffer from depression. Despite this, depression in this age group is greatly underdiagnosed, leading to serious difficulties in
Why is depression in this age group often missed?
Adolescence is a time of emotional turmoi...
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