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1 In 25 Adolescents Using Antidepressant Medication

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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.

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