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Primary Care Doctors Often Reluctant to Treat Teen Depression

Primary care physicians are the first line of health care, screening for conditions that would otherwise go untreated. This may be particularly true for teens that may be exhibiting mental health symptoms. Parents and teens may dismiss depression as normal teen angst, but a physician could spot the signs. However, a study discovered that pediatric […]

Recurrence of Major Depressive Disorder

Depression is an illness which affects over 120 million people around the world in one form or another. Major depressive disorder is a lifelong illness that is characterized by severe episodes of depression separated by extended periods of time.

Are Psych Drugs to Blame for High Rates of Teen Suicide?

Suicide is the third leading cause of death—behind unintentional injury and homicide—of Americans aged 15 to 24, but we know shockingly little about the transition from “suicidal ideation” and planning to actual attempts.

Genes Explain 42% of Antidepressant Response, Study Finds

Individuals treated for depression rarely experience a quick solution. When antidepressant medications result in a successful treatment, symptom improvement is still weeks away when the first pill is taken. For many, several options are tried before the clinician is able to prescribe the right antidepressant that will reduce symptom severity.

Antidepressant Treatment Not Affected By Age of Symptom Onset

The onset of a mental disorder commonly occurs during the teenage years. While many mental health conditions can appear at any age, there are certain factors present that can provide a setting for symptoms to develop. The significant physical changes and brain development that occur during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for certain symptoms.