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  1. #1 One in 10 Japanese teens depressed: study 
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    TOKYO (AFP) - More than one in 10 Japanese in their early teens suffers depression, according to a survey conducted amid growing concerns about the recent spate of youth suicides.

    Some 10.7 percent of students in the first year of junior high school, when they are aged 12 or 13, have depression or manic depression, Kyodo News said Monday, citing a survey by researchers at Hokkaido University.


    "It is surprising that the prevalence rate is that high," said Kenzo Denda, a professor who led the research team.


    "Cases of depression among children have been overlooked until now. But we should consider measures seriously in view of the fact that such depression has a causal relationship with suicides," he said.


    A recent series of child suicides has largely been attributed to bullying at school.


    The survey gathered data on students' personal habits -- including how much time they spend outdoors, whether they eat breakfast, and play video-games -- but found no link between lifestyle and mental illness.


    The survey was billed as the first of students in their early teens using face-to-face interviews rather than questionnaires.


    It found that 4.2 percent of children aged 9-13 suffered depression, with the rate increasing as children got older.



    This article comes from: http://e.ygddai.com/Health/200710/On...tudy_2911.html


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    I guess we are slowly killing our future with the strain we put on the younger generation.


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    yes,but
    ....no way to solve this problem
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    sure there is.

    We have to compromise.

    It's just that nobody wants to do that nowadays.
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    it's the sign of a society where there's no possibility to recover from an early mistake, and where such a mistake will mark you for life - under those conditions teenagers feel that even a small failure is no longer an option
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Suicide rates in Europe vary widely, with countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece reporting rates below 7 per 100 000 inhabitants per year, whereas others such as Hungary and Finland report rates in excess of 27 per 100 000 inhabitants per year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejawolf
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    Suicide rates in Europe vary widely, with countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece reporting rates below 7 per 100 000 inhabitants per year, whereas others such as Hungary and Finland report rates in excess of 27 per 100 000 inhabitants per year.
    then again in the nations of spain, italy and greece there is a taboo on suicide. Are there really less suicides or are the stats polluted by ideology?
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    And yet again, religion also comes into it(Kill yourself and you go to hell).
    Adolecence, from the ages, seem to play a big part. Prone to more extremes of emotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzh
    A recent series of child suicides has largely been attributed to bullying at school.
    And bullying has always existed. A similar thing exists with paedophiles, ask any person over a certain age a they will tell you they didn't exist when they were young, that it is problem somehow created by the modern world. Perhaps the suicide rate is the same as it's always been for children.
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    9 out of 10 Japanese kids are not depressed. We need less weiners who wallow in self pity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellyologist
    9 out of 10 Japanese kids are not depressed. We need less weiners who wallow in self pity.
    Beautifully said!!

    I would have to say what we are observing here is a new age of evolution.

    I have little fear of death and would not be surprised if I didn't make it past 40 (I am very healthy by the way); yet at the same time I am on the opposite side of depression. Everything is about control! Some have little control and they give up.
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    Growing up in a working class environment in the 1950s, depression was not a word that was in our vocabulary. We just felt miserable.
    I am not sure whether being unable to attach a label to it made it more, or less tolerable, perhaps it was just different.
    10% of Japanese children depressed - thinking back on my own schoolfriends that sounds about right. Maybe things have not changed so much after all.
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