Depression has adverse health effects especially among teenagers. It will not only affect their education and relationships but their future prospects as well.
- Depression often begins during teenage years, and can impair life if left untreated.
- The most common forms of treatment include short-term psychoanalytic therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and psychosocial intervention. All treatments work well with teenagers suffering depression.
- Two-thirds of teenagers will benefit from treatment and will see the risk of recurrence decrease substantially.
The researchers found that 70 percent of the teens improved to a significant extent no matter which approach they tried. In those who benefited from treatment, their depression symptoms had declined by 50 percent over the next year.
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