Medical News Today: Early puberty increases depression risk in adulthood

Medical News Today: Early puberty increases depression risk in adulthood

There are few times in one's life that bring more change and upheaval than puberty; it comes with a vast array of alterations to our biology, behavior, appearance, and emotions. Puberty can be a challenging time for anyone and at any age, but for the girls who make this transition earlier than average, the struggle can be even more significant. Previous studies have shown that an early first period, or menarche, is linked to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, and poor school performance in adolescence. Although this relationship has been studied intensively, the exact...

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