Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The growing increase in teen depression and anxiety matches with similar increases in allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and autistic spectrum disorders.  There appears to be a growing connection between all of these conditions and a breakdown of the gut barrier resulting in greater neuro-inflammation.

Depression In Teenage Girls Is Worse Than Ever

“Teenage girls today face a huge range of pressures. Stress at school, body image worries, early sexualisation, bullying on and offline and uncertainty about the future after school are all piling on the stress,”Nick Harrop, campaigns manager of British charity YoungMinds, told the Telegraph.”Social media also puts pressure on girls to live their lives in the public domain, to present a personal ‘brand’ from a young age, and to seek reassurance in the form of likes and shares.”