By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – There is greater awareness of the dangers of hazing, but hazing itself is still common in U.S. youth and collegiate sports, and many involved may not recognize hazing actions when they see them, according to a research review. “Hazing per se is not a mental health disorder, however, hazing and the issues that surround it have a clear mental health impact,” lead author Dr. Alex B Diamond of Vanderbilt Sports Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, told Reuters Health. “A recent tragic story came out of a marching band and a lot of the prior work in this area focused on greek life,” Diamond said by email.
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Hazing still common in collegiate and youth sports