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Why Childhood Suffering Can Lead to Depression — And Even Addiction

It has long been established that childhood trauma increases a person’s risk for developing depression and addiction later in life. Now, a small study of teens from the University of Texas offers one possible explanation. The findings reveal that childhood suffering triggers a disruption in particular neural networks which are linked to a greater chance of developing substance abuse problems, depression or both in teens. Researchers studied 32 teens, 19 of whom had experienced childhood trauma but were not diagnosed with a current psychiatric disorder. In the study, childhood trauma was defined as any type of significant abuse or neglect lasting six months or longer, or a major traumatic experience like a life-threatening illness, witnessing domestic violence or losing a parent before age 10. The remaining 13 individuals in the study served as the control group, having no history of major child trauma or psychiatric problems. The teens had a follow-up every six months for an average of

Source: Why Childhood Suffering Can Lead to Depression — And Even Addiction



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