Early life exposure to famine can lead to depression [medicalxpress.com]

 

New research from the University of Georgia reveals that exposure to famine during specific moments in early life is associated with depression later in life.

"Nutrition deprivation and stress are important risk factors for  particularly during periods in ," said lead author Changwei Li, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UGA's College of Public Health.

The study, recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, is the largest ever to examine the link between depression among adults who lived through the Chinese Great Famine, which caused widespread starvation between 1959 and 1961.

[For more on this story by Lauren Baggett, University of Georgia, go to https://medicalxpress.com/news...mine-depression.html]

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