Home Videos Photos
PerezHilton CocoPerez Babies Selena Gomez Girl Power Adele PerezTV

1 In 25 Adolescents Using Antidepressant Medication

| Filed under: Sad SadMental HealthFamily

antidepressant pills

We're a little surprised by this number and, quite frankly, a little saddened that KIDS need antidepressants in the first place!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to offer statistics on how many adolescents are taking antidepressant medication.

Roughly 1 in 25 kids between the ages of 12 and 17 are taking the medication to ease their depression.

The mental illness only seem to worsen with age though because 1 in 10 adults were found to be taking antidepressants!

Researchers suggest that this number should actually be higher because only one third of people with depression symptoms in study were on medication.

The findings were based on surveys and screenings of around 12,000 Americans.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Email this  »
Adele's 5 Most Tear-Inducing Lyrics From 25!
Cutest Celeb Family Halloween Costumes!
Celebrities Who Have Adopted!
Celebs Who Have Dealt With Mental Health Issues
Paul Walker Through The Years: A Life In TV & Film
Michael Jackson's Top 5 Music Videos!

Comments are closed.