Studies presented at the American Psychological Association meeting in early August showed that trauma suffered during childhood can trigger a host of challenges.
"Our latest research shows that those reporting multiple adversities could shorten their life span by seven to 15 years," says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a health psychologist at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. "What we have is clear evidence that adverse childhood experience may have lasting, measurable consequences." [Source: DailyComet.com]
More than 130 adult participants completed questionnaires for the study, answering questions about their childhoods. Those whose parents had severe marital problems, witnessed abuse or were victims of abuse were more likely to show symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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