Childhood Stress Linked to Adult Depression

LISTEN: Childhood Stress Linked to Adult Depression

Childhood stress can cause changes that leave children open to suffering serious stress-related illnesses as adults (Credit: California Earth Minerals)

Serious stress in childhood resulting from the death of a parent, or physical and psychological abuse, can cause changes that leave such children more vulnerable to stress-related disease in adults such as depression and irritable bowel syndrome.


(1) Dr Siobhain O’Mahony, a neuroscientist in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) and the Department of Anatomy at University College Cork

Broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City FM on 21/07/2011

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