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  • Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed, new study suggests

    University of Illinois psychology professor Eva Telzer and her colleagues found that adolescents who get pleasure from pro-social activities are less likely to become depressed.

    University of Illinois psychology professor Eva Telzer and her colleagues found that adolescents who get pleasure from pro-social activities are less likely to become depressed.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois psychology professor Eva Telzer and her colleagues found that adolescents who get pleasure from pro-social activities are less likely to become depressed.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Eva Telzer, call 217-300-0383; email ehtelzer@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Neural Sensitivity to Eudaimonic and Hedonic Rewards Differentially Predict Adolescent Depressive Symptoms Over Time,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.