The Centers for Disease control report that it is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, of people aged 15 to 24.
This illness is a leading cause of health impairment (morbidity) and death (mortality).
Are you concerned that your teen might be abusing drugs?
Perhaps you’re curious to what percentage of teens try and abuse drugs?
In studies there seems to be a clear correlation between age and drug use.
Youths aged between 12 and 17 abused drugs the most, with reports suggesting that 60.6% were dependent on or abused drugs.
Depression that rises to the level of meeting criteria for a diagnosis can be broadly understood as depression that is severe enough that it interferes with the person's ability to function in some way.