STUDENTS BLAME STRESS PROBLEMS ON COMPETITION
Boston Globe, Nov 19, 1987
ACTON – Forty-nine students at Acton-Boxborough’s junior and senior high schools have been hospitalized in the last three years for the same ailment — stress and stress-related conditions.
Dr. John Kulig, director of adolescent medicine at New England Medical Center, said teen-agers under a great deal of stress tend to get depressed or develop headaches, chest pains and abdominal pains.
Studies indicate that 20 percent of high school seniors exhibit signs of mental illness attributable to stress. An equal number of college students show stress-related symptoms, according to Dr. Paris C. Faigel, director of health services at Brandeis University.
Author: Associated Press
Date: Nov 19, 1987
Start Page: 41
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