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Depression and Anxiety on the Rise Among Teens

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A Silent Epidemic Is Coming to Campus

Escalating Rates of Depression Past Year Major Depressive Episode¹ Among Adolescents, By Gender (2011-2015)

Growing Mental Health Challenges Among Children and Teens

25%

Of teens meet criteria for an anxiety disorder 25% 8% Of children ages 7-16 have attempted self-injury

17.3%

20%

16.2%

13.7%

12.1%

15%

11.9%

10%

4.7% 5.3% 5.7%

Increase in minors requiring hospitalization for an eating disorder , 2003 to 2014

172%

4.4% 4.5%

5%

0%

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Girls Boys

©2018 EAB Global, Inc. • All Rights Reserved • eab.com • 36000A 1) A major depressive episode is characterized as suffering from a depressed mood for two weeks or more, and a loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, accompanied by other symptoms such as feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, anxiety, and worthlessness.

Source: National Institute of Mental Health, “Major Depression Among Adolescents,” https://goo.gl/KSk7xT; Olfson M et al, “Trends in Mental Health Care among Children and Adolescents,” The New England Journal of Medicine, https://goo.gl/3GjjFn; Merikangas K et al, “Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in US Adolescents: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication…,” Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, https://goo.gl/apDwDe;” EAB interviews and analysis.

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