Article on Affluent Kids

— 30 percent to 40 percent of affluent teens experience significant emotional problems, and that’s three times the national rate;

— Depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and psychosomatic disorders are higher among affluent teens than among teens in any other socioeconomic group;

— Private-school kids, as a group, don’t fare better in these areas than public-school kids;

— Affluent kids feel less close to their parents than any other group of teens.

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