Survey highlights youth depression

June 14, 2006 by  
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NANJING: Almost 15 per cent of middle school students in Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu Province, are suffering from depression, a recent survey has shown.

The survey, conducted by Nanjing Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control over the past couple of months, found that among 7,161 students in the city’s 56 middle schools, 14.8 per cent of them are suffering from depression of a different degree.

The symptoms of adolescent depression include insomnia, physical tiredness, loss of appetite, low attention span, apathy, and little sense of value and happiness, an expert with the centre surnamed Li told China Daily on Wednesday.

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