A new study finds that people who have tattooed President Barack Obama have higher scores on an exam measuring their mental health, and tattoos of President Donald Trump are linked to higher risk of depression.
The study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that those who have a tattoo of the President, a Republican, have higher levels of depression and anxiety, and those who’ve had a tattoo with the Republican have higher rates of suicide, a condition that can be treated with medications.
The findings suggest that people with a tattoo on their right arm or forehead may be more susceptible to depression and suicide than those who don’t have tattoos, said Dr. John Fauci, the study’s lead author and a research associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at WU St. L Louis.
The paper was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
It also found that people have lower levels of positive emotionality and empathy in people who’ve tattooed Obama.
This indicates that they have lower empathy, the ability to feel empathy for others, Fauccio said.
He said that it also shows that tattoos may be associated with depression, especially among the younger generation, which has higher rates.
The researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which began in 1992, and the American Community Survey, which began surveying American adults in 2010.
The survey data showed that nearly 6 percent of adults have a tattoos on their body, according to the report.
The prevalence of tattoos in the U.S. has been declining in recent years, but the study found that a high proportion of adults with tattoos still had some type of tattoo on the arm or left forearm, according in the report, which is published in PLOS ONE.
The authors also examined data on the prevalence of depression among people who had tattoos on both arms and left forearms, and found that it was lower in people with tattoos on the left forearm.
This suggests that people may not be thinking about having a tattoo because they don’t want to be depressed, Fausci said.
Faucti said that there are other risk factors that may contribute to higher rates in people diagnosed with depression.
For example, older people, people with more family members who were tattooed before them, and people who use prescription medications have a higher risk, he said.
People who have tattoos on other parts of their body may also have higher depression risk, Fauer said.
And it is also possible that tattoos are associated with a higher prevalence of self-harm.
People with a mental illness are often more likely to seek help, Faeccio added.
The new study does not examine the connection between tattoos and depression, and it is not clear if tattoos have an impact on depression.
However, the researchers noted that previous research has shown that those with tattoos are more likely than others to seek treatment, and some studies have shown that tattoo removal has a positive effect on depression in people.
For now, the authors said that more research is needed to determine if tattoos are linked with depression in general, and if they can be a protective factor.
Fausio and his co-authors also looked at the prevalence rates of depression in individuals who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
They found that, compared to individuals without tattoos, those with schizophrenia had higher rates for depression and other mental disorders.
They also found an association between tattoos on right forearms and the prevalence and severity of mental health problems.
In addition, those who had had a lifetime history of depression were more likely, compared with those with no prior history of mental illness, to have had a mental health condition.
The report also looked into the relationship between tattoos, self-harming behaviors and the mental health of people who did and did not have tattoos.
The research team is now trying to determine whether the relationship exists among those who did not.
The first author of the study, Jens Lauterbach, is a research assistant professor of psychology at WSU St. Mary’s University in Tacoma.
Faugs said that people should be careful about their own tattoo requests.
He noted that the study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation.
“If you have tattoos in your body, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor to remove them,” he said, adding that people can be more sensitive about how they do it than if they had tattoos that were removed in the past.
This story was originally published on Feb. 6, 2018, and updated on Feb 1, 2018.