Childhood Traumas Can Affect Mental, Physical Health: Study

67 per cent participants reported bad experiences in their childhood during the research

A recent study has shown that the impact of our experiences in childhood can last a lifetime and it also affects mental health. These experiences also have an impact on our health as we grow up. This has been revealed in a research conducted on mental health in America. The majority of Americans (67 per cent) have reported at least one traumatic event as a child, which has had an impact on them later.

Scientists from DRI and the University of Nevada Reno conducted the study. It was published in the journal Frontiers in Neurotherapy. More than 16,000 people participated in this research. In these, problems of poor mental and physical health were seen. Participants answered questions based on their social environment and childhood experiences before the age of 18, including experiences of emotional, physical or sexual abuse, and substance abuse in the home.

Researchers looked at this information by linking it with the current medical records of these people ehich showed that bad childhood experiences have an impact on mental and physical health.

Nearly two-thirds (66 per cent) of the participants reported at least one childhood trauma. At the same time, about one-fourth (24 per cent) reported more than four bad experiences. Women and people of freaky American and Latinx ancestry reported worse experiences than men and people of European ancestry, but people in low-income households were most affected.

Karen Schlouch, researcher and one of the study's lead authors, said the effects of poor personal experience with childhood neglect and abuse appear to increase with age. This research provides this information if a person has suffered any physical or mental trauma in childhood, then it affects his mental and physical health in the future. In such a situation, it is necessary that such people should take special care of their health.

According to WHO, the problems of mental health are increasing in the world. It has increased a lot since the Kovid epidemic. At an early age, people are suffering from anxiety, depression, anxiety and mental stress, but there are many people who avoid mentioning these problems. Due to this their mental health starts deteriorating even more.

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