Navigation Links
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
Date:8/1/2011

MONDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience abuse or other adversities and develop mental health disorders are at increased risk for chronic physical problems when they're adults, according to a new study.

Researchers examined data from people in 10 countries included in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys initiative. The team looked at anxiety disorders and depression in children and at the following childhood adversities: abuse, neglect, loss of a parent through death or other causes, divorce, parental substance abuse, parental criminal behavior, family violence and being poor.

Both anxiety and depression in childhood were associated with three chronic pain conditions in adulthood: osteoarthritis, chronic spinal pain (back or neck), and frequent or severe headache.

Physical abuse in childhood was associated with a number of chronic diseases in adulthood: heart disease, asthma, diabetes, osteoarthritis, chronic spinal pain and headache.

The greater the number of childhood adversities, the higher the risk of physical health problems in adulthood, the investigators found.

"These results are consistent with the hypothesis that childhood adversities and early-onset mental disorders have independent, broad-spectrum effects that increase the risk of diverse chronic physical conditions in later life," concluded Kate M. Scott, of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and colleagues.

The study is published in the August issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians explains how your emotions affect your health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Aug. 1, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. NASBE Supports First Lady Michelle Obama in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
2. Childhood obesity: Its not the amount of TV, its the number of junk food commercials
3. Planting Seeds to Fight Childhood Obesity
4. PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell Released the Following Statement on First Lady Michelle Obamas Childhood Obesity Initiative
5. AMA Joins First Lady in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
6. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
7. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
8. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
9. New therapeutic target for most common solid cancer in childhood?
10. High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province
11. International study confirms doubling of childhood leukemia rates in southern Iraq
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to  Pain  in Adulthood
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... leading digital and print media enterprise focused on cancer patients, cancer centers and ... released a special 12-part educational video series, “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts,” that ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) ... that afflicts 350,000 individuals worldwide. Rett Syndrome is caused by alterations in ... females. Following a normal infancy, Rett Syndrome takes effect in toddlerhood depriving ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... to its Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular ... surgery. She is board-certified in both Orthopedics and Hand Surgery. , ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... Intrinsic Imaging, ... therapeutic experience and operational excellence in oncology clinical trials, proudly announces today that ... treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. , Throughout ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... Norwich, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... to communities in the greater Nassau County region, is embarking on a combined charity ... breast cancer. , For the last 25 years, the Great Neck Breast Cancer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 22, 2017 AMRI , a ... been working with the life sciences industry to improve ... 25 years, has been recognized for its excellence as ... as part of the Life Science Leader,s 2017 ... expertise, quality and reliability. "Competing with ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... STOCKHOLM , March 22, 2017 ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel anticancer therapies targeting the ... with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to study ... p53 by APR-246. The goal of ... efficacy of APR-246 in combination with multiple other ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... ... market to grow at a CAGR of 14.58% during the period ... been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from ... prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: