Depression is a serious condition that is rapidly rising in teenagers. It is critically important to get them the help they need.

Depression a Top Cause of Adolescent Illness

iStock_000017908199Small“A new World Health Organization (WHO) report, “Health for the World’s Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade,” states that depression is the most frequent cause worldwide of illness and disability in persons aged 10-19 years, with the rate being highest in females.”

“The report also states that up to half of all mental disorders arise by age 14 years but that they are usually not recognized. Suicide is listed as the third leading cause of death among adolescents, behind road injuries and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).”

Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D., LMFT

San Diego Couples and Family Therapy serves the surrounding areas of Sorrento Valley Road as La Jolla, UTC San Diego, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Poway, University City and Escondido.


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Dr. Baya MebarekDr. Baya Mebarek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She specializes in couple therapy, pre-marital therapy, and in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families dealing with depression.View all posts by Dr. Baya Mebarek →

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