Black children are suffering higher rates of depression and anxiety. What’s going on?

by Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD | The Inquirer

The rates of anxiety, depression, and behavior disorders among black children doubled over the course of several decades, with prevalence rates among black Americans topping those of whites, found in a recent study in the Journal Epidemiology.

Previous research examining racial differences in rates of psychiatric disorders have typically found that black Americans show lower rates than whites, despite experiencing higher rates of social adversity and stressors.

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