Overweight status and depressive symptoms during adolescence.

  title={Overweight status and depressive symptoms during adolescence.},
  author={Belinda L. Needham and Robert L. Crosnoe},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={36 1},
PURPOSE To: (a) extend previous research on the association between overweight status and depressive symptoms among adults to adolescents, (b) consider whether this association varies across social structural contexts and school context, and (c) explore additional mechanisms linking overweight status to depressive symptoms. METHODS We used survey regression procedures to analyze data from the first wave of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Degree of overweight was… CONTINUE READING


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