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Did you know that one in every five adolescents are likely to experience a diagnosable depressive episode by the age of 18? Psychologists tell us that an estimated 6 to 7 percent of Australian young people aged 16 to 24 will experience depression in any year.* The rates tend to be higher among young females (8.4%)^ compared to young males (4.3%)°
Warringah Council in Sydney’s northern beaches is hosting a free event for parent, teachers and professionals on May 20, 2015 and Kids First is happy to spread the word about this important event.
* Birmaher B, Ryan ND, Williamson DE, Brent DA, Kaufman J, Dahl RE, Perel J, Nelson B. Childhood and adolescent depression: a review of the past 10 years.Part I. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1996 Nov;35(11):1427-39.
^ Lewinsohn PM, Hops H, Roberts RE, Seeley JR, Andrews JA. Adolescentpsychopathology: I. Prevalence and incidence of depression and other DSM-III-R disorders in high school students. J Abnorm Psychol. 1993 Feb;102(1):133-44.
°Australian bureau of statistics. 2007 national survey of mental health and wellbeing: Summary of results. (document 4326.0). 2008