Heightened Incidence of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents Involved in the Arts

@inproceedings{Young2012HeightenedIO,
  title={Heightened Incidence of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents Involved in the Arts},
  author={Laura N. Young and Ellen Winner and Sara Cordes},
  year={2012}
}
Studies have shown a higher than average incidence of mental illness in adult artists. We asked whether an association between symptoms of affective disorders and the arts is found as early as adolescence, using a sample of 2,482 15to 16-year-old adolescents. Teens involved in afterschool arts had higher depressive symptom scores than those not involved… CONTINUE READING