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Study: Are Music-Loving Teens More Likely to Be Depressed?

(4/20/2011)

By Amie Ninh
Time
April 12, 2011

Being plugged into an iPod is a hallmark of adolescence, but a new study suggests that teens who spend too much time listening to music may be at higher risk of depression. The study, led by Dr. Brian Primack, an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, found that teens who reported listening to music more often — rather than using other types of media like TV and books — were at higher risk of having major depressive disorder (MDD), compared with teens who listened to music less frequently. With each level increase in music use, teens had an 80% higher risk of depression, the study found.

Read the full Time Article: http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/12/study-are-music-loving-teens-more-likely-to-be-depressed/


Keywords: study, music loving teens, depressed



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