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Majority of Adolescents Suffering Major Depressive Episodes Did Not Receive Treatment

(5/2/2011)

SAMHSA Press Office
April 28, 2011

A new national report released in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day indicates that 8.1 percent of America’s adolescents aged 12 to 17 (2 million youth) experienced at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also shows that only 34.7 percent of these adolescents suffering from major depressive episodes received treatment during this period.

Read the full SAMHSA Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1104281931.aspx


Keywords: adolescents, major depressive episodes, treatment



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