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An article in MNT finds that young adults, age 18-25, who are unemployed are three times more likely to report depression than young adults who are employed. Unemployment among young adults may be explained by developmental factors that are common to this age group, such as changes in social relationships and support structures, as well as difficulties with the transition to adulthood. Depression may be related to the stress associated with not achieving developmental goals through exploring work opportunities, or may be related to the stigma associated with unemployment or material deprivation. Unemployment rates for this age group are relatively high and people experiencing depression may benefit from treatment that is specifically focused on employment status and mental health. To read this article in its entirety, click here.