Depression Rates not Budging for Lesbian and Gay Teens
[Source: Medical X-Press]
While fewer straight teens suffer depression than did two decades ago, the same cannot be said for lesbian, gay and bisexual teens.
For those teens, depression risk remains much higher than among their straight peers, new research shows, and it is not following a similar downward trend.
Each year between 1999 and 2017, Massachusetts-based teens reported on struggles with sustained bouts of depressed moods, such as sadness or hopelessness.
Depression was common. Among teens who identified as straight, nearly 3 in 10 said they had felt depressed for two weeks in a row or more back in 1999. By 2017, that number was down about five percentage points.
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