Treatment Rates Not Keeping Pace With Rise In Depressed Teenagers
The number of teenagers diagnosed with depression rose significantly between 2005 and 2014 but many are being left untreated.
Survey Finds Growing Number Of Untreated, Depressed Teens In US
Depression increased among adolescents between 2005 and 2014, but the proportion of depressed teenagers who received mental health counseling or treatment did not significantly change during that period, according to a new report in the journal Pediatrics. The prevalence of depression among teens ages 12 to 17 increased 37 percent between 2005 and 2014, the report finds. That translates into an increase of more than a half million teens. (Plevin, 11/14)
In other news, teachers are worried about their students following Donald Trump's election win —
Sacramento Teachers Report Rise In Fear, Bullying Among Children After Donald Trump Is Elected President
Teachers in schools across the nation have had an unexpected new task this week, assuaging the fear of students from immigrant and minority families who believe they will be deported or bullied because Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. They also have had to quash an uptick in racist sentiment from students emboldened by the election. (Lambert, 11/11)