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Depression in Female Adolescents: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

June 30, 2015 Posted in: Announcement

Teenage girls are twice as likely as teenage boys to be diagnosed with a mood disorder such as depression. The reason may stem back to early evolutionary advantages and how girls and boys are differently wired as pertains to emotional stimuli. Girls tend to emotionally mature more quickly than boys and are biologically wired to nurture babies and children, while boys are biologically wired to spread their seed and tend to the protection of the tribe. This evolutionary advantage might be a bit of a disadvantage in the modern world where teens spend around six or so years in a sort of limbo—not yet old enough to be treated as adults and too old to be treated as children. Whatever the reasons, the teen years are fertile ground for depression and anxiety to develop in teen girls.

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