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Depressed children, teenagers have higher risk of premature death and wide range of diseases – News-Medical.Net

Depressed children and teenagers have an increased risk of suffering from premature death and a wide range of illnesses later in life.

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Depressed children and teenagers have an increased risk of suffering from premature death and a wide range of illnesses later in life. That is according to a large observational study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings highlight the need to look for other potential diseases following childhood or adolescent depression. Other psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and substance misuse, can explain part of the association. The study is published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

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