Has a spirit of depression engulfed America and has placed a bullseye on the teens? According to a new report, The number of middle-class teenage girls suffering from anxiety or depression has surged in the past decade with more than a third now experiencing symptoms of “psychological distress”. A government study into the mental wellbeing of 30,000 teenagers, seen by The Times,

found that girls were more than twice as likely as boys to suffer symptoms of mental ill health. The proportion of girls with anxiety or depression has risen by 10 per cent in a decade. Those from more affluent and better-educated families had worse symptoms than those from less-advantaged backgrounds. Experts said that the study provided the clearest…CONTINUE