Year: 2017 Source: Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. (2017). 1-9. Published online 1 September 2017. SIEC No: 20170636


• Early pubertal timing and increased BMI among girls are associated with poorer mental health.
• Depressive disorders result in the greatest negative impact on daily functioning and experienced distress in teen girls.
• Employing anxiety and depression screeners may assist medical providers in identifying teens to refer to psychiatric care.
• Newer class antidepressants may be beneficial in curbing teen depression-related impairment and suicide.