Clinical Adolescent Depression Essay by AngelBaby

Clinical Adolescent Depression
An exploration of the symptoms, prevalence rate, and treatment plans associated with clinical depression in young people.
# 54644 | 2,582 words | 10 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper examines how depression, a condition consisting of symptoms, such as extreme sadness for a prolonged duration of time, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, marked increase or decrease of appetite, etc., is increasing rapidly among children and adolescents in the United States today. It looks at how several factors, such as maternal depression and interpersonal relationships, are contributing to this trend. It examines depression in the child and adolescent populations, the warning signs, its implications, and proposed therapeutic treatments.

From the Paper:

"Currently in the U.S., nearly 2 million children and adolescents are diagnosed with some form of depression, with twice as many adolescence girls as boys, being diagnosed with depression. More than half of depressed adolescents has a recurrence within seven years. In some cases, the biological tendency toward depression is hereditary. In several other cases, environmental stressors are the basis of depression. Clinical depression may resemble these emotional dips, but it is much more pervasive, long lasting, and life threatening. A common fallacy is that childhood is a blithe, uncomplicated time in one's life. Today's family system may be a basis of depression."

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