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28 February 2011

Happy children make happy adults

Much is known about the associations between a troubled childhood and mental health problems, but researchers have now linked a positive adolescence and well-being in midlife.

Being a happy teenager is linked to increased well-being in adulthood, new research has found.

Using information from 2776 individuals who participated in the 1946 British birth cohort study, the scientists tested associations between having a positive childhood and well-being in adulthood.

 
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