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By Sara G. Miller
August 11, 2016

Across the U.S., there's been an uptick in the percentage of teens who are having episodes of depression, a new report finds.

From 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode, up from about one in 10 teens from 2012 to 2013, the researchers found. Psychologists define a major depressive episode as having symptoms of major depressive disorder such as depressed mood or feelings of emptiness, hopelessness or irritability that last for two weeks or more.