Does adolescent stress lead to mood disorders in adulthood?
Concordia researcher investigates the link between an early stressful environment, hormones and mental disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder
Montreal, November 3, 2010 –Stress may be more hazardous to our mental health than previously believed, according to new research from Concordia University. A scientist has found there may be a link between the recent rise in depression rates and the increase of daily stress.
“What is especially alarming is that depression in young people is increasing in successive generations. People are suffering from depression earlier in life and more people are getting it. We want to know why and how. We believe that stress is a major contributor.”
These research projects are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
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