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04 November 2010

Stressed kids become bipolar adults

A researcher has investigated the link between an early stressful environment and hormones and adult mental disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.

Stress may be more hazardous to our mental health than previously believed, according to new research from Concordia University. A series of studies from the institution have found there may be a link between the recent rise in depression rates and the increase of daily stress.

"What is especially alarming is that depression in young people is increasing in successive generations. People are suffering from depression earlier in life and more people are getting it. We want to know why and how. We believe that stress is a major contributor."

 
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