Depression rates rising fast for young U.S. teens
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ
It’s enough to give you the blues: Depression is on the rise in the U.S., and young teens are most susceptible.
That’s the eye-opening finding of a new Columbia University study, said to be the first to identify trends in depression by gender, income and education. Researchers analyzed depression rates of Americans age 12 and up over a 10-year period ending in 2015.
In general, the rate rose from 6.6% to 7.3%. The rise among those ages 12 to 17 increased from 8.7% in 2005 to 12.7% in 2015.