Study: Air Pollution Linked To Depression In Kids

Why do today’s kids struggle with depression?

According to a new study, it could literally be something in the air. According to the American Psychological Association, increased ozone exposure due to air pollution has been linked to ‘depressive symptoms’ in adolescents ages of 9-13. Symptoms can include “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, difficulty with concentration, sleep disturbances and thoughts about suicide.” In addition to reducing air pollution overall, some experts recommend holding youth sports events indoors during periods of high air pollution.

Do you think today’s kids are more likely to deal with depression than past generations?

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