Low concentration in the child leads to high risk of depression
Children who lack concentration are more likely to develop mental illness in adulthood. This has been claimed in a recent study. Researchers analyzed data from 13,988 individuals born in 1991 and 1992 and monitored them for decades.
Birmingham University researchers investigated the relationship between cognitive problems in childhood such as self-control, concentration, memory loss, and mental health status in adulthood. They found that poor attention status in eight-year-old children can lead to depression at the age of 18.
At the same time, memory problems at the age of ten can cause hypomania in those children in 22 years.
Researchers said that early treatment of childhood problems may help reduce the risk of some psychological problems in later life.
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More than 13 thousands data was collected by the researchers to study and 75 thousands mental health problems came in a person at his or her early age.
According to the study's lead author, Dr. Isabel Morales Munoz, loss of memory is actually the main symptom of mental disorders and can be predictive of loss. Memory loss predicts mental health disorders.
The team of researchers said that 75 percent of mental disorders detected in adults are associated with childhood and adolescence. Bipolar disorder, depression, and psychosis usually emerge during adolescence and continue into young adulthood. Co-author Matthew Dome stated that it is important to study and evaluate the onset of mental disorders in these early stages, as it is the first condition from the risk of these disorders.