Serious Burns In Childhood Associated With Increased Risk For Depression, Suicidal Thoughts In Adulthood

HealthDay (9/5, Preidt) reports that according to a study recently published in the journal Burns, “adult survivors of childhood burns are at increased risk for depression and suicidal thoughts.” The study of “300 people in Australia who were hospitalized for burns between 1980 and 1990” revealed that “42 percent of the participants had experienced some type of mental illness, 30 percent had suffered depression and 11 percent had attempted suicide.”

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— “Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 4, 2014.

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