Sunday, April 17, 2011

One cure for the adolescent blahs

The act of reading, if not necessarily the content of what is read, may improve the mood of teenagers? 'I heard that a study published this month had found that reading books improves the moods of adolescents... Primack and his research team examined six types of media—television shows and movies, video games, magazines and newspapers, music, the Internet, and books—and concluded that major depressive disorder is common among pop-music-listening teens and drastically less common among their bookish counterparts.' More...

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