Navigation Links
White women show a reduction in depression rates with growth

According to a new study by Northeastern University professor Debra L. Franko white girls become less depressed as they age while black girls continue feeling the same.//

More than two thousand girls and young women of both ethnicities were surveyed and the conclusion by the researchers was that the depression rate in Caucasian females drops over time, while it remains steady in their African-American counterparts. The study was published in a recent issue of Journal of Adolescent Health.

Girls between the ages of 16 and 23 were taken as the study sample and the method was by examining self-reported symptoms of depression and analysis was made on the differences between the two ethnic groups.

Debra L. Franko, Professor of Counseling and Applied Psychology said, "We believe that issues like access to proper care, the stigma of mental health problems, and insurance status may be contributing factors to African-American girls suffering from depression being less likely to receive the necessary treatment. This is clearly an area that needs to be investigated further."

Dr. Franko and her colleagues suspect that the different ways black and white girls view their bodies may also contribute to the difference in depression rates among the two groups.

2221 females (1146 African-American and 1075 Caucasian) were studied. The girls were participants in the decade-long National Growth and Health Study, conducted between 1987 and 1998.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
2. Skin Cancer History Puts Post-menopausal White Women At Risk For Melanoma
3. UK Health Department White Paper aimed at improving Health care facilities
4. A Royal Flush And A White Elephant
5. Wholly Ingrained: White or Brown? Food War Going Racist? Get to the Heart of the Matter
6. The Naked Truth about AIDS. Advertisements Drive The Point Home in Black And White!
7. White House recipes doing the rounds for commoners!!
8. The sleep race: White, wealthy, and sleep-wise
9. New Health care Plans to Leave NHS with White Elephants
10. White Wine is Equally Good for Heart as Red Wine
11. South Asian Men Have More Urinary Problems Than White Men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ODU, a ... the US market its advanced highly customizable contact technology solutions. , ODU Single ... advanced technologies are ideal for a wide range of applications that require customization ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... , ... One of two inventors from Glen Burnie, Md., has a granddaughter ... "This is why the co-inventor and I have designed a new and better way ... prototype of the patent-pending AV-AIR, a device that serves as an alternative to conventional ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... Sharon Kleyne, ... Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, declared on her radio ... call attention to the fact that when these bullies attack leaders in corporate America, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... is condemning "scam operations" carried out by unethical locksmith companies and is urging ... to a halt. According to Texas Premier Locksmith, these fraudulent locksmith services take ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Gensuite is honored to be selected as ... Product Launch category. Gensuite’s entry on their EZ Scan feature detailed the tool’s ... Training Group is a professional event and training provider based in the United ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the ... malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) met its primary endpoint ... the 17 th IASLC World Conference on ... showed nintedanib plus pemetrexed/cisplatin demonstrated a meaningful clinical ... significantly improved PFS (9.4 vs 5.7 months). Preliminary ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016 According to the ... Global Market Study on Multiplex Detection Immunoassay: North America ... the global multiplex detection immunoassay market is expected to witness a ... ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161114/438683LOGO) ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016  "Blood Tests replace ... announced ....." The Diagnostic, Monitoring and Screening ... cancer diagnostics is occurring using in vitro blood ... company with impressive backing, has announced a single ... is moving faster than the market. New technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: