Depression In Teens Linked to Increased Dropout Rate

Depression In Teens Linked to Increased Dropout Rate

Approximately 1.2 million U.S. teens drop out of high school every year. Reversing this trend — and keeping more kids in school — requires a better understanding of why teens drop out, experts say. One new study offers this helpful insight: Older teenagers dealing with untreated depression may be much more likely than their peers to leave school before graduation. Canadian researchers asked nearly 7,000 high school students — all from 12 high-risk schools around Montreal — to fill out screening questionnaires at the beginning of each school year between 2012 and 2015. The questionnaires tracked the students’ socio-economic status,...

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