High expectations could lead to depression among boys in Hong Kong

In traditional Chinese culture, there are higher expectations for boys than for girls, which could be attributing to a higher rate of depression among boys, suggests associate professor Sylvia Kwok Lai Yuk-ching, of City University in Hong Kong. A number of schools have adopted a programme intended to help students combat depression, in which they learned about positive thinking and being thankful for what they have.

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