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ADHD and Dyslexia are psychiatric conditions that can increase the risk of depression and anxiety. You can imagine that difficulty students would face as it relates to school and socialization. These stressors are significant but with proper treatment of ADHD and Dyslexia, will certainly minimize the risk of depression and ultimately the risk of suicide. - Dr. Solhkhah

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Social Media is certainly an outlet for many people that suffer from depression utilize. Just like most things, there are "pluses and minuses" in have an social media account. Social media can provide necessary support and understanding, by connecting them to groups of people with similar issues. This can be very beneficial if done in a thoughtful manner. It can also be not be so beneficial if the interaction leads to feeling more isolated and not finding the support that is needed. If you use the AMA on Reddit today, this is a great venue to seek information and provide the necessary information needed in helping those that are feeling depressed. Thanks for a great question! - Dr. Solhkhah

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I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling but I'm so glad you reached out and asked me the question. Please know that you're not alone - many adults have difficulty in deciding a career choice and these decisions can be daunting at times. Talking to a someone is a good first step to help sort through these issues. School guidance, mental health therapist, or vocational therapist are available in most community organizations. Also you can also speak to someone on a hotline (1-800-273-8255) or if you need immediate attention or go to you local emergency room where you can get immediate attention to your needs. - Dr. Solhkhah

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 17.3 M (7.1%) of adults suffer from depression in the United States. Of those, some will be resistant to classical treatment of depression. There are some studies involving drugs such as Ketamine that have proven to be effective. Psylocibin research is ongoing but still too early to determine if it would be an effective intervention for the treatment of depression. Antidepressant treatment alone is beneficial in some forms of depression, but a combination of medications and therapy are by far the best treatment modality for depression. Whether Psylocibin will contribute to being a beneficial drug is too early to tell. - Dr. Solhkhah

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I agree that young people have unique stressors that contribute to increasing levels of anxiety. In particularly, internet access. In a world of immediate gratification like having items coming to your home in 2 days or less, not having to leave your house to get food, etc young people struggle with regulating their distress and tolerance. The need for an "immediate fix", if not obtained, may lead to increase anxiety. If supports systems, such as friends and family, are not ample enough to help mitigate this, anxiety can certainly increase. - R.S.