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- Two million teens report feelings of depression and loss of interest in daily activities during the past year.
- Depressed teens are twice as likely as non-depressed teens to use marijuana and other illicit drugs.
- Depressed teens are more than twice as likely as their peers to abuseor become dependent on marijuana.
- Using marijuana can cause depression and other mental illnesses.
- Marijuana use can worsen depression and lead to more serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and even suicide.
- Teens who smoke marijuana at least once a month are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than non-users.
- The percentage of depressed teens is equal to the percentage of depressed adults, but depressed teens are more likely than depressed adults to use marijuana and other drugs.
- Teen girls who use marijuana daily are more likely than girls who do not use marijuana to develop depression.
Blair Anderson ‹(•¿•)›