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A recent study shows that teenagers participating in after school creative activities such as music and painting are more likely to show symptoms of depression than teenagers who do not engage in such activities. It was also observed that teenagers who participated exclusively in sports showed the least signs of depression. Although one cannot conclude from these results that depression is caused merely by participating in creative activities, there is definitely a correlation between depression and engagement in such activities as the study also showed that _____________________________________________________________________________

Which of the following statements most logically completes the above passage?

A girls participating in after-school creative activities reported higher rates of depression than boys participating in such activities.
B teenagers participating in activities such as music and painting were found to be significantly more introverted than teenagers participating in sports activities.
C there was no difference between the magnitudes of the depressive symptoms observed in teenagers who participated in both creative and sports activities and those who participated just in creative ones.
D some very famous musicians and painters are patients of a psychological disorder called schizophrenia.
E the use of mood enhancing drugs was more prevalent among the students of schools winning various arts competitions than in the students of schools winning sports competitions

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A recent study shows that teenagers participating in after school creative activities such as music and painting are more likely to show symptoms of depression than teenagers who do not engage in such activities. It was also observed that teenagers who participated exclusively in sports showed the least signs of depression. Although one cannot conclude from these results that depression is caused merely by participating in creative activities, there is definitely a correlation between depression and engagement in such activities as the study also showed that _____________________________________________________________________________

Which of the following statements most logically completes the above passage?

A girls participating in after-school creative activities reported higher rates of depression than boys participating in such activities.
B teenagers participating in activities such as music and painting were found to be significantly more introverted than teenagers participating in sports activities.
C there was no difference between the magnitudes of the depressive symptoms observed in teenagers who participated in both creative and sports activities and those who participated just in creative ones.
D some very famous musicians and painters are patients of a psychological disorder called schizophrenia.
E the use of mood enhancing drugs was more prevalent among the students of schools winning various arts competitions than in the students of schools winning sports competitions

Good question!

The crux is to know your goal very well. " there is definitely a correlation between depression and engagement in such activities"- the correct asnwer choice has to illustrate this goal.
Option C says group(S+C) has same depression levels as group(C) has. Or you may say, whenever someone got engaged in creative activities, depression entailed.
So , there is definitely a correlation between depression and engagement in creative activities.

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