For children, wartime evacuation might not be harmful

February 3, 2015 7:31 PM

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That was true overall for the subjects of the study, adults who as children were evacuated from Finland to Sweden in World War II.

But while men who were evacuated as boys were less likely to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital as adults, compared to their siblings who stayed home, girls who were evacuated were more likely to have mood disorders later on.

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