Vaccination may be linked to mental disorders, finds Yale study

Vaccination may be linked to mental disorders, finds Yale study

There is a link between the onset of certain brain disorders and the timing of vaccines, a research by the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine researchers says. The study sought to determine an association between antecedent vaccinations and increased incidents of anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), major depression, anorexia nervosa (AN) and chronic tic disorder (CTD), in a sample of privately insured children.

A recent surge in brain disorders and major depressive disorders in the United States has led people looking for definite answers. Though a large number of parents have reported their children transforming from seemingly healthy to suddenly suffering from brain disorders as a result of vaccinations, it seems like a new research might throw some light on this strange phenomenon.

As per the study findings, children who were vaccinated were 80 percent more likely to be diagnosed with anorexia and 25 percent more likely to be diagnosed with OCD. While researchers did not find any association between broken bones or open wounds with vaccinations that were worth noting, new cases of ADHD, bipolar disorder or major depression showed no notable link with vaccinations.

The study involved the researchers examining five years’ worth of private data on children aged between six and 15 years. During the study, over 95,000 children in the database were found to have one of the seven neuropsychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depression, OCD, AN and CTD. The study found that young people vaccinated three to 12 months previously were more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of neuropsychiatric disorders.

During the study, children suffering from these disorders were measured against those without such disorders and children with two other conditions unrelated to vaccination. The study researchers matched the control subjects without brain disorders with those suffering from mental disorders basis their age, gender and geographical location. As per study researchers, this analysis implied that the onset of some neuropsychiatric disorders may be temporarily related to prior vaccinations in a subgroup of individuals.

Vaccine administration and neuropsychiatric development

As per John Rose, professor of pathology at Yale, rather than the vaccine itself, the act of vaccine administration could also have an effect on neuropsychiatric development. Though he agreed with the study’s assertion that the results could be quite preliminary, Rose expressed concern that the study findings could activate anti-vaccine people in a very serious way.

While the study may prove helpful, the study researchers were careful not to jump to any conclusions. According to the researchers, the study findings do not prove a fundamental role of vaccinations in the pathology of these conditions and the findings warrant further investigations. They added that given the health benefits of timely administration of these vaccines in contrast to the modest magnitude of these findings, families are encouraged to maintain vaccination schedules as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Path to recovery

Although the study requires more research on the association between vaccines and neuropsychiatric disorders, it is important to understand that when recognized on time, mental illness can be treated effectively. At Sovereign Health, we treat a variety of mental disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. By imparting evidence-based therapies to our patients, we ensure complete recovery of all our patients.

Let our trained staff help you to get on the path to recovery. Get in touch with Sovereign Health’s representatives who can assist you in finding the various treatment programs offered at our treatment facilities. Give us a call on our 24/7 helpline number 866-973-7164 or chat online with our counselors to get more details on our mental health treatment centers in Los Angeles or other mental health rehabilitation centers in California.

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