Researchers Find Link Between Depression, Unemployment Among Young Adults
Unemployed young adults are about three times more likely to be depressed than their employed peers, according to a study published in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease. While the study did not look at causality, the researchers suggested that the link between unemployment and depression could be the result of developmental factors.
- "For Younger Adults, Unemployment May Triple the Risk of Depression" (Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, 3/19).
- "Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults" (Reinberg, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report, 3/19).
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