• Angie Waldman

The Reality of Depression


Depression is a very significant issue worldwide in people of all ages. It is estimated that up to 7% of adolescents have been diagnosed with depression. It affects about 20% of teens by the time they are adults. It is the third leading cause of death in the US in people age 10-24 years old. Depression is the leading cause of disability for people six years old and up.


A study recently published by JAMA Psychiatry found that adolescents age 12-15 years who spent more than 3 hours a day on social media were twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety, loneliness, aggression or antisocial behavior.


The good news: A recent study showed that transitioning from a high fat and sugar diet to a Mediterranean diet decreased the incidence of depression.



https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2749480?&utm_source=BulletinHealthCare&utm_medium=email&utm_term=100119&utm_content=NON-MEMBER&utm_campaign=article_alert-morning_rounds_daily&utm_uid=&utm_effort=


https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0222768#sec016


https://www.medicinenet.com/teen_depression/article.htm#what_is_the_prognosis_of_teen_depression

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