Childhood Hyperactivity May Lead To Middle-Age Mood Problems
It is an established fact, that childhood hyperactivity leads to mental health problems. However, recently it was observed that childhood hyperactivity may also lead to Mood disorders until the age of 50.
A recent study, lead by author Stuart-Smith, aimed to examine links between childhood hyperactivity and mood problems up to age 50 years. To exmaine the relationship, other external factors were also taken into consideration. They made use of The National Child Development Study (NCDS) , which is a UK cohort of children born in 1958. Children with and without pervasive and persistent hyperactivity were followed to age 50. Adult mood was assessed using the Malaise Inventory at ages 23, 33, 42, and 50 years and the CIS-R interview at 45 years.
It was found that adults with hyperactivity during childhood were predicted with low mood at all times.
Supplementary Table 1. Cohort response rate at each adult follow-up for those with childhood data
This study establishes a relationship between childhood hyperactivity and its long-term effects.
What is Hyperactivity?
Hyperactivity is a state of being unusually or abnormally active. Hyperactivity is often difficult for people around the hyperactive person, such as teachers, employers, and parents. Hyperactive people often become anxious or depressed because of their condition and how people respond to them.
What Causes Hyperactivity?
Hyperactivity can be caused by mental and physical disorders. The most common are:
- hyperthyroidism, or having too much thyroid hormone
- brain disorders
- nervous system disorders
- psychological disorders
Treatments For Hyperactivity
- Medicine + Therapy
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