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Friday, Feb 21, 2020
by Denise Valenti

Zoë Rose Buonaiuto realized she wanted to pursue a career outside of academia when she began archival research for her doctoral dissertation at Princeton. Although she was interested in her project and the study of history, in general, she couldn’t imagine spending so much time alone amid the stacks.

Princeton University News

A survey of Princeton researchers who returned this summer to on-campus laboratory-based activities found a high level of compliance with the University's health and safety protocols.

Using a national database of insurance claims, Princeton University researchers investigated the type of treatment adolescents — most of whom were around the average age of 12 and suffering from anxiety or depression — receive after a first episode of mental illness. Less than half of children received any therapy within three months, and 22.5% of children received only drug therapy, the researchers report.  

As people age, they tend to report more acute or chronic pain — a common sign of getting older. Yet, in the United States, middle-aged adults are now reporting more pain than the elderly. This paradoxical finding is confined to the two-thirds of the U.S. population without a four-year college degree, and happens because each generation of less-educated Americans is experiencing higher pain throughout their lives.