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Why Some Childhood Abuse Victims are More Prone to Developing Certain Mental Illnesses

According to researchers, the severity of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD in childhood survivors of abuse may depend upon the time the abuse first took place, how long it lasted and the severity of the abuse. Sexual abuse of females also has a more detrimental effect on mental health than in males, the study reports.... Read More...
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Prenatal Exposure to Folic Acid Fortification of Food May Reduce Mental Health Risks in Children

A new study reports the offspring of women who eat a diet rich of foods fortified with folic acid while pregnant have a reduced risk of being diagnosed with a mental illness later in life. The study reports those who had increased in-utero folic acid exposure had increased cortical thickness and delayed thinning of the cerebral cortex.... Read More...