Depression rates skyrocket in Aussie teen girls, report finds

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Young Australians are more depressed than ever, with a new report revealing a 72 per cent increase in the prevalence of depression in Aussie teenagers over the past 14 years. 9News READ MORE:

in Australian teen girls has more than doubled over the past 14 years, according to the Black Dog Institute study, and there are major concerns for the mental health of Aussie boys and young men too.

In the past 14 years, there has been a 72 per cent increase in the prevalence of depression in Australia's young adults. Lack of sleep, loneliness and lack of supportive social networks were highlighted as possible contributing factors for adolescents. Young adults at higher risk for depression included those experiencing financial strain and loneliness, with women, and LGBTQIA+ young adults especially vulnerable.The report examined the complex relationship between screen time and adolescent depression.


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Social media...I vehemently blame social media. Im already worried for when my daughter gets older and starts to engage..

Well it all started by you LOT, encouraging LOCKDOWNS which intern, causes depression and mental illness thus NOT SAVING LIVES per se. Limitations of our movement, lack of contact because of A 'virus'. We've lived with viruses for eons, Obviously the last 2.5years 1/2

Get off your antisocial Media. Toughen up cos life will get tougher. Stop all the Woke crap and participation awards . Bring back 1st,2nd and 3rd understand you won’t get everything you want. Understands it’s not all about you and get off your backside and strive not sook

Be interesting to see the increase shown as a timeline.

Get them off the damn phones and social media. Smart phones making people antisocial and dumbing down society. These kids are trying to live up to fake expectations on social media.


They've found out that healthcare is not an easy job.

How can the young b depressed If they go to work,get money,have girlfriends,get married,have kids,earn more money,buy a lifestyle,..what's depressing about how I did it...?


I mean, is anyone surprised by this?

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