Year: 2002 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.59, no.3, (March 2002), p.225-231 SIEC No: 20020579

This study used longitudinal data to examine the extent to which young people with depression in mid adolescence (ages 14-16) were at increased risk of adverse psychosocial outcomes in later adolescence & young adulthood. 13% of the cohort developed depression between ages 14 & 16. Young people with depression in adolescence were at significantly increased risk of later major depression, anxiety disorders, nicotine dependence, alcohol abuse or dependence, suicide attempt, educational underachievement, unemployment, & early parenthood. (38 refs)