Childhood and Adolescent Depression: A Brief Discussion of Causes and Treatments The illness of depression is one of the most common mental health maladies which affects millions of people across the globe each year. What many people many not realize is that children, even those between the ages of 6-16, can suffer from depression as well. Irina V. Sokolova, a researcher at the Rochester Institute of Technology wrote an article that states that approximately “1 in 33 children have depression and 1 in eight adolescents suffer from depression” (Depression Statistics, 2008, n.p .). This statistic is somewhat alarming and serves as a wake-up call for people who believe that only adults suffer from depression. Sokolova (2008) contends that the...The end:
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