A growing proportion of girls today are struggling. Forty years ago, it was unusual for girls to have trouble sleeping through the night; today it’s common. Forty years ago, it was rare to find a girl who was deliberately and repeatedly cutting herself with razor blades; but some of the latest reports suggest that today, at least one in five girls age 10 to 18 years of age is deliberately and repeatedly hurting herself, by cutting herself, or burning herself with matches, etc. Why are are a growing number of girls so anxious? Why are one in eight young American women now taking anti-depressant medication? What do professionals who work with teenage girls need to know in order to intervene effectively?
Recorded: October 19, 2013