Child & Adolescent Depression

Child & Adolescent Depression Overview

Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the United States among teens. Depression can affect a teen regardless of gender, social background, income level, race, or school or other achievements, though teenage girls report suffering from depression more often than boys. Between 20-50% of teens who suffer from depression have a family member with depression or other mental health issue.  As many as 1 in 33 children and 1 in 8 adolescents are assumed to have clinical depression. Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide and the third leading cause of death for ages 10 to 24. Less than 33% of teens with depression get help, yet 80 percent of teens with depression can be successfully treated.

Symptoms of Depression

Helpful information to know about symptoms of depression:

  • Depressed or irritable mood
  • Decreased interest or lack of enjoyment
  • Decreased concentration or indecision
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Change of appetite or change of weight
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal ideation
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation

Research Studies

Helpful information to know about our research studies:

  • No insurance needed to receive medical care (if you qualify for a study).
  • Obtain medical care and a free psychiatric evaluation and physical exam
  • No-cost medications
  • Gain access to research treatments before they are widely available.
  • Receive compensation for time and travel (at least $50 per visit).

Participate in a Study

To be considered for a research study, please complete the following information:

For more information or to find out if you qualify, please contact Nicole at (636) 946-8032.