Small Study: Children Who Enter Puberty Early May Be At Increased Risk For Depression

HealthDay (11/26, Preidt) reports that according to a study published online in the journal Development and Psychopathology, children “who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression.” The four-year, 160-participant study tied early puberty to “a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels.” In addition, early puberty was associated with “social problems, such as conflict with family and peers, and having friends who were prone to getting into trouble.”

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— “Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, November 24, 2014.

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