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Kids’ Frequent Tummy Aches Linked to Adult Anxiety, Depression

(8/19/2013)

Kids’ Frequent Tummy Aches Linked to Adult Anxiety, Depression
Psych Central
August 18, 2013

Children who have frequent stomach aches are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression as adults, according to a new study.  Researchers evaluated about 330 children with functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS) — abdominal pain with no specific cause — and compared them with 150 children without stomachaches.  Later psychiatric evaluations (conducted an average of nine years later) revealed that the risk of developing an anxiety disorder was about four to five times higher in individuals who suffered from abdominal pain as a child.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/08/18/kids-frequent-tummy-aches-linked-to-adult-anxiety-depression/58547.html


Keywords: kids, frequent, tummy, aches, adult, anxiety, depression



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