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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

Depression in Adolescence- A cause for concern

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Author Details: Priyanka Devgun, Navpreet Kaur, Avi Singh

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 73

Article End Page : 76


Depression is struggling to survive in a body that is trying to die. Depression is one of the most talked about health topics as well as being one of the most researched ones. Unfortunately, it also bears a social stigma which is probably why it is talked about in hushed voices and the sufferers are wary of coming out in the open and seeking help. Adolescent depression is well on its way to being recognized as to what ails the young today but still not much is being done to address the problem. Studies show that 1 out of 20 adolescents suffer from a major bout of depression in his lifetime. Some of which unfortunately end up committing suicide. Others battle low self-esteem, thoughts of self-harm or fall prey to sexual misadventures, drugs and alcohol abuse and indulge in antisocial behavior. The young are the assets and resource of any country. Their needs should be addressed on priority so that next generations can flourish.

: Adolescent, Depression, Mental health, Suicide, Life skills