Scientists explore link between early-life adversities and mental health

Scientists explore link between early-life adversities and mental health

Childhood is the happiest period of one’s life. It is the time when fun is at its peak with no burden of responsibilities. But what happens when a child grows in a stressful environment which compels him or her to lose self-worth and become a despondent? A recent study by the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Department of Psychiatry on older homeless adults suggested that adverse childhood experiences have a long-term negative impact on the mental health of people. Read more

Children living in poverty more likely to suffer from mental disorders: Study

Children living in poverty more likely to suffer from mental disorders: Study

For countries that boast of being the most developed economies, there is one problem that gnaws them persistently – the mental health of their children. Millions of children in America are suffering from some kind of mental disorder. This includes both who have been diagnosed with some psychological illness or those who have escaped the radar. While most parents scratch their heads wondering what is wrong with their children, the best method is to understand their children’s mental health and support them in combating the disorder in the best possible way. Read more