"The report found that diagnoses of major depression are rising fastest among those under age 35. As a result, diagnoses have gone up 47 percent since 2013 among millennials (ages 18–34). Plus, the rate for adolescents (ages 12–17) has risen 63 percent since 2013, 47 percent for boys and 65 percent for girls. Therefore, teen depression rates are increasing."
- Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health
"Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. Anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse."
"SAD is equally common among men and women and typically begins around age 13. According to a 2007 ADAA survey, 36% of people with social anxiety disorder report experiencing symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking help."
"Individuals who tried marijuana or alcohol before the age of 15 were almost four times as likely to suffer from a marijuana use disorder as an adult than those who waited until after age 18 to try these substances, according to data published in the 2013 NSDUH."
- American Addiction Centers
"While most teens have a violent, angry outburst at some point during their adolescence, nearly 8 percent have regular violent outbursts that would fall into the category of a mental health disorder. The study found the disorder starts early in life, by age 12 on average, and is two to three times more common in boys than girls."
- Harvard Medical School
Oppositional Defiant & Conduct Disorders
"Conduct disorder is more common among boys than girls, indicating ranges from 6% to 16% while the rate among girls ranges from 2% to 9%. Children who display early-onset conduct disorder are at greater risk for persistent difficulties, however, and they are also more likely to have troubled peer relationships and academic problems."
- Mental Health America