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90Life Research  2018, Vol. 1 Issue (2): 32-39    DOI: 10.12032/life2018-0811-001
Young adults with depression—are we paying attention?—a review on depression in teenagers in the 21st Century
Shiruli Dash*()
International Medical School, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
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This review dives into the wide prevalence of depression among the adolescents of the current generation. The goal is to bring to light the interrelationship of factors that bring about depression and which, thus, must be the focus if more effective approaches to treating depression are to be established. The review forms the groundwork of depression, touching upon early history and progressing to prominent research studies that have been carried out across the globe. The role of drugs and peer pressure has been tied to the neurobiology of different regions of the brain and hormonal influences have simultaneously been studied. Questions have been raised and a critical analysis of the roots of depression has been made. Through an original interview conducted by the author with ten teenagers battling depression, the review highlights the universality of depression and the importance of acknowledging it and treating it in one of the most influential age groups today: the teenagers.

Received: 25 October 2018      Published: 25 October 2018
Corresponding Authors: Dash Shiruli   
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Shiruli Dash. Young adults with depression—are we paying attention?—a review on depression in teenagers in the 21st Century. 90Life Research, 2018, 1(2): 32-39.


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