Published Online: February 14, 2019


Depression in adolescents and their relation to body image

Ana Júlia Nascimento dos Santos, Gabriel Soares de Souza, Pauliana Valéria Machado Galvão

ABSTRACT The concern with physical appearance is a fact in society and becomes so preponderant that it often leads people to develop problems that affect their health. This is an aspect that has recently started to be discussed, but it is gaining more space due to problems related to psychic and behavioral aspects, especially in the younger population. Among these, depression is more and more worrying, since the great majority of studies find a positive association. Thus, this study aimed to address the relationship of depression in young people related to their body image.

KEYWORDS: adolescence, mental disorders, self concept