The journal of Pediatrics has published the results of a new study that says teens with higher levels are depressive symptoms are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors. The most important part of the study says the publishing doctor is that it is critical for parents to be extremely familiar with signs of depression among their own children. Should parents identify some of these symptoms in their children it is also just as important if not more important to then take action the doctor goes on to say. I don't think this is necessarily groundbreaking data by any stretch of the imagination. Not to single out or pick on the girls in any way...going back and thinking about some high school memories, the girls with the rumored "bad reputations" as being promiscuous, among other things, I certainly don't remember as being the happy, go-lucky ones. May be a coincidence, but I doubt it. The report goes on to say that up to 20% of all teens experience some sort of major depression through the course of adolescence.