April 5, 2020
teenagers depression

Teenagers can get depression due to prolonged sitting

Stress is known to cause many problems. Now a new study has found that more stress can also affect thinking ability.

A study cautioned that adolescent habitual prolonged sitting may be harmful to children’s mental health. Such children may face depression at the age of 18 years. According to the researchers, activities, like playing or walking for 60 minutes extra at the age of 12, have been associated with a ten per cent reduction in symptoms of depression. This conclusion is based on a study conducted on 4,257 adolescents. Researcher Aaron Kandola of University College London, UK, said, “Our findings suggest that children who remain idle throughout the day may face a higher risk of depression at age 18.”

More stress can affect thinking ability
Stress is known to cause many problems. Now a new study has found that more stress can also affect thinking ability. This can affect thinking processes like solving problems. According to researchers at the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri, US, a possible indicator has been discovered that could reveal how stress affects the brain and ability to solve problems. This discovery may help develop new treatments for patients struggling with stress-related diseases. This conclusion is based on a study conducted on 45 adults. The presence of the serotonin transporter gene (SERT) was genetically detected in these people.

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