A recent 2019 study, reported in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, reviewed a national survey of over 600,000 Americans. Their findings were concerning. The rate of major depression increased by 52% from 2005 to 2017 in teenagers and 63% from 2009 to 2013 for young adults. Serious psychological distress among young adults increased 71% from 2008 to 2017.
They also found that these increases were particularly high for those born in the early 1980’s (Millennials) and in the late 1990’s. They found a generational association with increases in depression, distress, and suicidal... Read More