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Survey: Increase in Teen Reports of Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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An extensive multi-year national survey suggests that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other “internalizing” problems are increasing among teens.

These conditions now represent a significant portion of the adolescent mental health burden.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Columbia University reviewed nationwide survey data on more than 230,000 U.S.

adolescents over the period 2005 to 2018. They discovered that “internalizing” disorders were reported by larger percentage of adolescent girls.

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