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Research connects early childhood with pain, depression in adulthood

"A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study shows that missed meals in childhood can be linked to experiencing pain and depression in adulthood. Depression and chronic pain are experienced by 44 percent of working-aged adults and the study shows a correlation between childhood conditions and pain and depression in adulthood. The study by UNL sociologist Bridget Goosby examines how childhood socioeconomic disadvantages and maternal depression increase the risk of major depression and chronic pain in working-aged adults....

"The study, "Early Life Course Pathways of Adult Depression and Chronic Pain," is forthcoming in the Journal of Health and Behavior."

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-02-early-childhood-pain-depression-adulthood.html

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