Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

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According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins researchers, the numbers of teenage girls in the U.S. experiencing major depressive episodes has been climbing. They suggest that the ongoing presence of social media in their lives may be contributing to the problem: “Today's constant online connections — via texting, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, — can exacerbate that harsh focus on looks and other judgments from peers …”

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