“Goths” May Be More Likely To Suffer From Depression Or To Self-Harm

The Los Angeles Times (8/28, Healy) reported in “Science Now” that “by the time they were 18, Britons who self-identified as ‘goth’ at the age of 15 were three times more likely to be clinically depressed and five times more likely to cut, burn or intentionally inflict injury on themselves than were young people who did not identify with goth subculture,” according to a study published online Aug. 27 in The Lancet Psychiatry.

TIME (8/29, Bajekal) reported that the study “was based on surveys of 3,694 British teens, who were asked to identify with a variety of subcultures.”

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— “Goth teens are more prone to be depressed or hurt themselves, study shows,” Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2015.

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