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Students report greater anxiety than past generations

January 11, 2010

A new study has found that five times as many high school and college students are dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues as youth of the same age who were studied in the Great Depression era.

Though the study, released Jan. 11, does not provide a definitive correlation, mental health professionals speculate that a popular culture increasingly focused on the external — from wealth to looks and status — has contributed to the uptick in mental health issues.

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