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Roughly one in every five children will go through depression before adulthood. Symptoms of teen depression can be difficult to read, partly because they can be similar to things that occur as a normal part of growing up. Risk factors for teen depression can include gender, environmental factors, and stressful life events. Treatment may involve antidepressant medications and/or psychotherapy.
Most teens with depression do not commit suicide. However, the risk for suicide increases when the teen also has a mental disorder. More than 90 percent of teens who do commit suicide have an underlying mental disorder, like schizophrenia.
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