More sleep and family time during pandemic means less depression in teens, research shows

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The percentage of teenagers experiencing depression is lower in 2020, new research shows. Photo by Pixabay

Anxiety tripled compared to the last two years and depression quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, the kids might be all right. The percentage of teenagers experiencing depression is actually lower in 2020, new research shows. Apparently more sleep and family time are having a positive impact on them.

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Guest:
Jean Twenge - psychology professor at San Diego State University, author of “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood” - @jean_twenge

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells, Angie Perrin