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Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

December 14, 2012

Lower school grades among depressed adolescents are linked to behavior problems, not their depression, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from thousands of U.S. teens who were tracked through their middle and high school years and as they moved into early adulthood. Unlike students with depression, those with behavior problems such as attention issues, delinquency or substance use had lower GPAs than others. The study also found that delinquency and substance use were associated with receiving lesser educational degrees, while depression was not. To read more, click here

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