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Depression in adolescents: normal part of growing up

Teenaged depression is increasing in incidence and can affect social, emotional and academic aspects of life. While it is a mental disorder, depression in adolescents tends to be an intermittent part of growing up, with little impact on later life. Risks for developing chronic depression include genetic factors, female sex, depressive tendencies from a young age, poor social skills and lack of stable relationships.

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About: Depression in adolescents: normal part of growing up

Date: 28 May 2005


Author: University of California


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