Teenage depression may predict health risks 10 years later

05/7/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Depressed teens had about a two- to threefold increased risk of experiencing a variety of adverse outcomes, such as psychological distress and migraine headaches, over 10 years, Canadian researchers found. They followed 1,027 16- to 17-year-olds for a decade and found that those who had depressive symptoms at baseline were 4.91 times more likely to have depression during follow-up than those without depression at baseline. The study was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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