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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 in 1 Depression is a serious medical problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how teens think, feel and behave. 2 : 1 More than twice as many girlssuffer depression as boys. This figure stays constant across different racial and cultural backgrounds, and in different countries. 8 Irritibility As many as 1 in every 8 teens suffers from depression.Only 1 of every 33 children suffers depression. So, as you can see, for many people the teen years mark the onset of depression. symptoms risk factors hopelessness, sadnessirritability, anger or hostilitytearfullness, frequent cryingwithdrawal from friends and familyloss of interest in activities Why?? Experts think some of the reasons girls are more vulnerable to depression might be: The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal gland (HPA) is more reactive to stress in females. Negative views toward body changes that occur in puberty, such as the increasein fat, whereas the changes in boys, such as increased muscle mass, are viewed positively. Girls may feel tension about the inability to control changes in the body such as menstruation. Sexism and lower social status of females compared to males. Media and peer pressure to minimize capabilities when interacting with boys / pretending to be less assertive, intelligent or competent. is one of the main signs of depression in teens, whereas adults tend to show sadness more often. Girls value relationships more, so they are more affected by family conflict. Also, mothers are role models for girls, and depression may be inherited or passeddown through generations. social problems / bullyingacademic problemspoor body image, eating disordersother mental health issues such as anxiety, ADHDsexual abuse chronic illnessdrug addictionfamily historystressful life event(s)family conflict biological differences sexism / gender inequality psychological differences Early Humans double click to change this header text!
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