Sleep-Deprived, Sedentary Teens Who Overuse Media At Higher Risk For Serious Mental Health Issues

The Time (2/14, Hoder) “Healthland” blog reports that according to a study published in the February issue of the journal World Psychiatry, “teens who use tons of media, don’t get enough sleep and have a sedentary lifestyle” may have a higher risk for serious mental health issues, including depression. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after surveying “12,395 students between the ages of 14 and 16 from 11 European countries,” then analyzing “nine risk behaviors: excessive alcohol use, illegal drug use, heavy smoking, reduced sleep, being overweight, being underweight, having a sedentary routine, high media use and truancy.”

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— “Surprising Behaviors That Put Teens At Serious Risk of Depression, ” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, February 13, 2014.

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