Hlavinka, E. (2019, May 28). Sports a Win for Those With Childhood Trauma. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

Teens with adverse childhood experiences who played team sports in middle school and high school were significantly less likely to receive anxiety or depression diagnoses compared with those who didn’t play sports, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers found that team sports participation for boys with ACEs was associated with lower odds of depressive symptoms in adulthood, while team sports participation among girls with ACEs was associated with reduced anxiety risk.

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