Adolescent Depression And Risk Factors Adolescent Depression And Risk Factors Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted act and reach abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. It is now responsible for more deaths in youth aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer. Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this
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average of 20-30% of adult bipolar patients report having their first episode before the age of 20. In a sampling of 100,000 adolescents, two to three thousand will have mood disorders out of which 8-10 will commit suicide. It is said that the suicide rate for adolescents has increased more than 200% over the last decade. An estimated 2,000 teenagers per year commit suicide in the United States, making it the leading cause of death after accidents and homicide.