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23 Aug 2016
Author: Youthspace Admin

Depression or anxiety strikes one in three teenage girls

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Number of those reporting symptoms increases from 33% to 37% since 2005 but survey also finds teens less prone to risky behaviour or playing truant.

Depression and anxiety have risen among teenage girls in England, with more than a third reporting symptoms of distress, although the rates are stable among teenage boys, according to a major survey of 14-year-olds carried out for the Department for Education.

Read the full story here: Guardian

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