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Study: Racism’s Effects on Mental Health Begin in Childhood

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by Kimberly Truong

It’s not exactly a surprise that racism can affect your mental health, but a new study published in the journal American Psychologist has shed some new light onto just how early those effects can begin.

The study, which researchers say is the first meta-analysis to look into racism’s effects on adolescents (as opposed to adults), examined 214 peer-reviewed articles examining over 91,000 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20.

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