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Discussion of research: Depression among children and young adults is common but often unrecognized. “According to the 1992 National Comorbidity Survey, at any given time, nearly 2% of children ages 7–12 in the United States have major depression. The rate of 6%–9% among late adolescents is similar to the adult rate.” (health.harvard.edu, 2002). Under the umbrella of depression we find anything from sadness to bi-polar disorder, and studies have shown the number of young people diagnosed with depression every year increases as their age decreases (Kessler, R. C. and Walters, E. E., 1998). Risk factors include mostly a family history of depression, but there are also many other possible triggers: “The... ... middle of paper ... ...R.C.
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Bipolar Disorder Page 1 Moods are constantly changing, but sometimes it is a problem. Some people have bipolar disorder, and they tend to overlook it. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression. This is when people experience episodes of hysteria known as mania—“a state of abnormally elevated or bad-tempered moods and energy levels” (Test and diagnosis, January 18, 2012). Bipolar disorder has different types of episodes, causes, and management of which people may not be aware.
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