Study: Latino Kids Who Face Discrimination Are More Likely to Suffer From Depression


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Latino youth who experience discrimination are are more likely to be depressed according to research published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. The study which examined Latino youth between the ages of 13-17 who lived in the U.S. less than 5 years,  also concluded that these kids were less likely to display altruistic characteristics such as volunteering and helping out others.

“For Latino adolescents and racial and ethnic minorities, this research demonstrates that discrimination poses an uncontrollable, additional set of challenges in addition to the challenges everyone experiences, whether financial, academic or interpersonal,” said one of the study’s co-authors, Gustavo Carlo.

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