by Ola Ashraf
A study published in the Journal of Depression (2014) by Clarissa Agee in the USA found that children are more vulnerable to shocks like unintentional shock, neighborhood violence, and sexual abuse.
In addition, the study considered depression, anxiety, attention deficit, and substance abuse as the most prevalent disorders among adolescents.
The study reported that 28.5% of students had depression disorders for at least two weeks including decrease in enthusiasm in almost all activities.
Moreover, it is reported that symptoms of depressive problems are: sleep disturbance, stomach aches, fighting with family and friends. Therefore, communication is very important to reduce these problems.
The study stated that mental disorders are badly affecting the economical status of working adolescents. According to the World Health Organization ( WHO),”between 76% and 85% of people with severe mental disorders receive no treatment for their disorders in low-income and middle-income countries.”