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Mental health themes in popular rap music

JAMA Pediatrics

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What The Study Did: Lyrics from the most popular rap songs from the past two decades were analyzed to see if references to anxiety, depression, suicide and mental health struggles have become more common.

Authors: Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.5155)

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