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Here’s how bullying, obesity can affect girls’ and boys’ mental health – Hindustan Times

A new study investigates the connection between body mass index (BMI) or obesity and depressive symptoms and takes a close look at whether being subjected to bullying…



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Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than overweight for developing depressive symptoms. These conclusions are drawn by researchers at Uppsala University who monitored adolescents for six years in a questionnaire study.
The findings were published in the Journal of Public Health.
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