Depression in young people should be screened in schools

News 7 March, 2018
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    Wednesday, march 7, 2018 16:48

    Wednesday, march 7, 2018 16:48

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    Depression can have real consequences on the cognitive development of adolescents, according to a recent study, what to say to a researcher that the screening should be conducted in educational institutions.

    Adolescence is a difficult period, it is therefore sometimes difficult to identify depression in a young person.

    aLes symptoms are not transient: the young sorrow all the days, there is a taking or loss of weight, struggling with sleep”, gave the example of the researcher, Patricia Conrod, in the interview with Mario Dumont.

    These symptoms are persistent, being observed on a daily basis over a long period of time. The mood swings and the highs and lows are also noted.

    “Young people can have depressions very similar to those seen in adults, but we observe the fact that teenagers have a profile of depression that is “sub-clinical”. A depression that is not as severe as the depression observed in adults.”

    The study, recently published shows that depression has significant consequences, even if the symptoms are not as severe.

    According to the research, young people 5, 6, or 7 years can make a depression, but “it is rare”, assures the researcher.

    Dr. Patricia Conrod wish more especially that young people suffering from depression can be detected in schools.