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Physical Activity May Be Protective Against Suicidality in Bullied Adolescents

Physical activity appears to be inversely related to sadness and suicidality in adolescents and may be protective against suicidality in adolescents who are bullied, according to a report in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.Using the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (N=13,583), researchers from the University of Vermont analyzed the effect of physical activity on odds ratios for sadness, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts according to whether students were bullied.Overall, 30.0% of students reported sadness for at least two weeks, 22.2% reported suicidal ideation, and...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 28 July, 2015

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