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When evaluating the reasons for health disparities, most studies find a link between income and education to explain the health gap in the black community. But a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan found that blacks with higher levels of affluence are more likely to suffer from depression. Even more revealing, the study links the causes of higher levels of depression to …you guessed it, discrimination.

Published in the most recent edition of Brain Sciences, Subjective Socioeconomic Status Moderates the Association between Discrimination and Depression in African American Youth, studied data from a sample of African American youth between 13 and 17 years old. The collaborative project between Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health and…