Monday, January 12, 2009

Problem children, troubled adults

A study of more than 3, 500 British people born in the 1940s asked their teachers to rate their behaviour as severe, mild or no problems at the start of the study when the participants were aged between 13 and 15. They were then followed up between the ages of 36 and 53 when researchers asked them about their mental health and social and economic status. The researchers - from the University of Alberta - found that badly-behaved children were twice as likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, to become pregnant as teenagers or to experience divorce (as adults) as their classmates although they were no more likely to develop alcohol problems.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the link in the title of this post.

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