Depression strikes today's teen girls especially hard
from National Public Radio
It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, research has long shown. But a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests many more teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing major depressive episodes at this age than boys.
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