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Study: Many Adults Start Suffering From Depression in Teen Years

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“Depression is not a specific disorder but a wide spectrum of problems, psychological and physiological, and the treatment of depression at any point in life must be based upon a full and comprehensive of all biological, psychological and psychosocial factors, as well as issues of personality and temperament,” Reiss said. “Treatment that is purely ‘symptom based’ is superficial and often a band-aid approach that can be temporarily helpful but often be counter-productive or even dangerous in the long run.”

Sources:

Bangor University. Almost half of depression in adults starts in adolescence. Web. March 7, 2012.
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychology/research/full.php.en?nid=7266&tnid=7266

Coffey, Chip. Email interview. March 7, 2012.
Reiss, David. Email interview. March 7, 2012.

Reviewed March 8, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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