Certain Changes in Children’s Physical Health Linked to Mental Illness as Adults

Certain Changes in Children’s Physical Health Linked to Mental Illness as Adults

Among those in the group with consistently high BMI during childhood and adolescence, researchers noted no greater risk of depression in adulthood. Researchers warned that these physical health measures alone cannot foretell the probability that a child will develop these mental disorders in adulthood. “These findings are an important reminder that all young people presenting with mental health problems should be offered a full and comprehensive assessment of their physical health in tandem with their mental health,” said Benjamin Perry, a PhD research fellow in Cambridge’s Department of Psychiatry and the study’s first author. Next, researchers plan to determine why consistently high blood sugar levels during childhood heighten an individual’s psychosis risk in adulthood. For related coverage, read \"Can Chronic Illness Lead to Mental Health Problems for Kids?\"

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