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Study Finds That Focusing on the Past May Worsen Symptoms of Depression


(MENAFN - Investor Brand Network) A study recently published in the“Journal of Psychiatric Research” discovered that childhood trauma was linked to higher symptoms of depression, particularly in individuals who demonstrated a tendency to focus on the past instead of the future or even the present. Clinical depression, which is also known as major depressive disorder , is among the most common mental health conditions in the world. Childhood trauma is a typical feature of the disorder.

The authors of the stud — Yingying Wang and colleagues — suggest that a personality factor may play a role in this association between depression and early trauma, noting that an individual's tendency to focus more on the past than the present as well as the future has been associated with both depressive symptomology and childhood trauma. The researchers sought to investigate whether focusing…

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