Among adolescents, older teens and girls are most likely to experience depression
One in 10 adolescents age 16–17 experienced at least one major depressive episode in the past year. With a current rate of more than one in eight, teen girls are about three times more likely to experience depression than boys.
Percentage of adolescents who had major depressive episode, past year
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2011.