Depression And Suicide In Adolescents

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Depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years in the United States. Adolescent depression is a significant public health concern and is associated with a high risk of suicide, which ranks as the third leading cause of death among adolescents. . This paper will analyze the background, significance, and the descriptive epidemiology of depression and suicide in adolescents in the United States. It will then review and critique two current studies on the treatment of depression, and suggest future directions for research and potential public health policy recommendations in order to emphasize the prevention of depression in order to reduce the morbidity and mortality of this
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