Study shows DNA of people with childhood abuse or depression ages faster

Study shows DNA of people with childhood abuse or depression ages faster

DNA from people who suffer from major depression is biologically older than that of healthy people by on average 8 months, suggesting that they are biologically older than their corresponding calendar age. This effect was greater in people who have had childhood trauma, such as violence, neglect or sexual abuse, who show a biological age around a year older than their actual age.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181009113620.htm