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Survey: Teens Stressed More Often Than Adults

Survey: Teens Stressed More Often Than Adults

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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioA new survey says young people feel stress more often than adults do, and girls feel it differently than boys do.

You think you're stressed out? Chances are your teens are more stressed than you, especially your daughter.

Child psychiatrist P. Brent Petersen says, "There are so many things that are intersecting in a teenage life. There are many issues of identity and roles."

A new survey by the AP and MTV says 45 percent of girls feel stress frequently, compared to 32 percent of boys. Petersen says teens luckily learn how to cope with it, usually by age 17.

"I think 13 to 15 is a very, very tough time," he says.

The survey says 85 percent of young people feel stress sometimes, compared to 75 percent of adults. The survey also says girls are more fearful of terror attacks.

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