According to the prestigious British newspaper The Guardian and a new major survey of 14-year-olds for the Department for Education, depression, sadness, and anxiety among teenage girls in England have risen. The symptoms have increased from 33 percent to 37 percent since 2005. The affected girls feel unhappy, worthless, and unable to concentrate.
“Children’s mental health is a priority for this government and we know that intervening early can have a lasting impact,” a spokesman for the Department for Education said. “We are putting a record £1.4bn into transforming the dedicated mental health support available to young people across the country and are working to strengthen the links between schools and mental health services.”
So, why are teenage girls more depressed than ever? They either live in single-parent households or with stepfamilies. Poor sleeping patterns, including sleeping for less than the recommended amount, were reported. Peer pressure and pushy parents could be also reasons for the rise of female depression. Let’s hope we’ll find a way to decrease that sad trend soon…
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