Depression in teens could affect love life later

New research published in the Journal of Family Psychology shows that depression and anger experienced at a young age affected people emotionally later in life, even having an impact on how they dealt with major life events, such as child-rearing, marriage, and careers.

The research, drawn from a larger study begun in 1985, surveyed 178 women and 163 men through their transition to adulthood from age 18 to 25, then on their perceived stress levels at age 32, and then again on the quality of their intimate relationships at age 43, And the researchers found that those whose lives as young adults were marked by negative emotions often had problems in their mid-life relationships.

The scientists said the findings show that early mental health issues don't necessarily fade away and can have social costs later on, such as divorce and domestic violence.

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Sourced from: Science Daily, Early depression, anger may taint love life even 20 years later, study shows