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20 September 2010

Discrimination affects teen health

Discrimination experienced by some teens can affect their grades and health, and is associated with depression, distress and reduced self-esteem, a new study has found.

Discrimination experienced by some teens can affect their grades and health, and is associated with depression, distress and reduced self-esteem, a new study has found.

Teens who experienced higher levels of peer or adult discrimination reported more aches, pain and other symptoms, and had lower overall grade-point averages, the investigators found. The study was released in the Journal of Research on Adolescence.

 
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