Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

A February 2017 feature on NPR highlights recent research published in Pediatrics that found that teen girls experience depression more frequently than teen boys. Researchers saw a marked increase in depression rates since 2011, which they believe may be associated with increased use of social media among teens.

Have you noticed this difference between teen girls and boys in your clinics? How does this research on the influence of social media on mental health impact your practice?

To continue this conversation, Seattle and King County SBHC Mental Health Providers can join us for an upcoming professional development session on social media and mental health on March 22, 2017. The session will be held from 2-4pm at the 2100 Building and will be led by Dr. Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH from the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) at Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior & Development. CEUs will be offered.

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