What is the incidence of major depressive disorder (clinical depression) in adolescents in the US?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Garrison et al reported a 1-year incidence of major depression of 3.3% in adolescents aged 11-16 years. [54] Their epidemiologic study was conducted between 1987 and 1989 in a single school district in the southeastern United States.


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