Adversity, hunger and early-life depression: 2 reports

 

Early adversity, notably during key periods of development, significantly increases the risk of major depressive disorder in children/adolescents, according to two recent studies.

An analysis of Danish national registries (n=978,647) examined the relationship between adverse life events and onset of depression prior to age 15 years (Dahl et al. J Affect Disord 2017;214:122-129).

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