Society tends to view depression and anxiety as “adult” problems. In fact, even experts once believed that only adults could have depression severe enough to require treatment. This can be a very dangerous misconception.
Because it is perfectly normal for teens and young adults to be sad or moody, sometimes even parents can overlook major symptoms of depression and anxiety in their child. It is all too common for these signs and symptoms to appear as “growing pains,” “being dramatic,” or “teenage problems,” in teens and young adults.
This new Aspiro infographic, Anxiety and Depression in Teens and Young Adults, highlights some of the surprising statistics about depression and anxiety in teens and young adults.
- Did you know girls are twice as likely as boys to be diagnosed with depression during adolescence?
- Did you know that teens with ADHD are at higher risk for depression?
- Did you know only one-third of those suffering from anxiety disorders receive treatment?
To learn more about how to help your child with depression or anxiety, download our white paper, Depression and Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults below.