A new study has found that people who suffer trauma during childhood are three times more likely to suffer from a serious mental disorder in adulthood. The study, which was published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looked at data from over 14,000 people in the United States.
The study found that people who had experienced at least one trauma during childhood were more likely to suffer from conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse in adulthood. The researchers say that the findings highlight the need for better support for people who have experienced trauma during childhood.
Childhood trauma is a major public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in four people in the United States have experienced some form of trauma during childhood. Trauma can include physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as witnessing violence or experiencing a natural disaster.
The effects of childhood trauma can last a lifetime. People who have experienced trauma are more likely to suffer from mental health problems, substance abuse, and obesity. They are also at increased risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
The new study underscores the need for better support for people who have experienced trauma during childhood. The researchers say that interventions that focus on reducing the effects of trauma could have a major impact on the mental health of adults.
According to a new study, individuals who suffer trauma during childhood are three times more likely to suffer from a serious mental disorder in adulthood. The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, looked at a sample of children who had been exposed to trauma and found that those who had experienced three or more traumatic events were three times more likely to suffer from a serious mental disorder in adulthood.
While the study did not specifically look at the types of trauma that the children in the sample had experienced, previous research has shown that some of the most common types of childhood trauma include physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse.
The findings from this study highlight the importance of providing support to individuals who have experienced trauma during childhood. Individuals who have experienced trauma are at a higher risk for developing a number of mental health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety.
If you or someone you know has experienced trauma, there are a number of resources available to help. There are many organizations that provide support and counseling for individuals who have experienced trauma. In addition, there are a number of hotlines that can provide assistance, including the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.