Children at Risk

As many as one in every 33 children and one in eight adolescents may have depression; children whose parents have depression have a greater than fifty percent chance of being depressed themselves.

Age

Anyone at any age can be depressed. Even 2 and 3–year–olds can be depressed.

Gender

Although equal numbers of school-age boys and girls are affected, by adolescence females are more likely to suffer from depression.