Early-life trauma may help with managing stress later

November 21, 2014 3:56 PM

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Early-life trauma may help with managing stress later

Stress in one generation can lead to problems in that generation's offspring, but it may also pass certain benefits on to future generations, new research in mice suggests.

Studies have shown that, in humans, trauma in early life can lead to psychiatric disorders, such as depression, in adulthood. Prior research has also suggested that the descendants of people who experience trauma early in life may also experience mental health problems and other issues as well.

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