Over Half of Young People With Depression Don’t Get Help for at Least a Year

By George Citroner on May 11, 2022

Dr. Alex Dimitriu, double board certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine and BrainfoodMD, said people ages 18 to 25 face specific stressors that may make them more likely to be depressed. “As teenagers leave their homes and effectively start their lives,” Dimitriu said. “The impact of social media and the internet may be particularly stifling to this important period of coming of age.” He explained that the 18 to 25 age group is a time of significant socialization.

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