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Depression is more common in obese teen boys, bullied teenagers of all genders: Study – EdexLive

In the study young people, born in Vastmanland County, replied to questions about their height, weight and depressive symptoms on three separate occasions

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Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than overweight for developing depressive symptoms. These conclusions are drawn by researchers at Uppsala University who monitored adolescents for six years in a questionnaire study.
The findings were published in the Journal of Public Health.
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