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Can your childhood pet make you depressed?

Having a pet offers companionship, comfort and emotional security to millions; many love and cherish them like family members. This can in turn have positive effects on mental health. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood brain tumors affect working memory of adult survivors, study finds

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood epilepsy not linked with later psychiatric disorders

For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood physical and sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative study from four researchers… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

New survey to distinguish between expectable vs. worrisome early childhood misbehavior

Researchers at Northwestern University are using a novel dimensional method for distinguishing misbehavior that is expectable in early childhood versus that which is cause for clinical concern. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Bullying leads to worse mental health problems than childhood maltreatment

A new study suggests that bullied children experience worse long-term mental health problems than children who are maltreated by adults. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Psychosocial experiences in childhood may influence later-life cardiovascular health

Children who have good psychosocial experiences may be more likely to have better cardiovascular health as an adult, according to the results of a new study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying?

Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood. We look at the evidence. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Adults’ health protected from the impacts of childhood adversity by mindfulness

Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on, and accept their reactions to, the present moment – or are mindful – report having… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood trauma could lead to adult obesity

Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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