Teen Depression can Impact Adulthood


Studies by researchers have revealed that teen depression, anxiety, anger, etc. can negatively impact relationships even when the teens become adults. A study was conducted and according to the findings of this study, the effects of anger and teen depression have a long reach beyond the teenage. In fact, the effects may last for over two decades, says the study.

Negative emotions may continue their grip

The findings show that the negative emotions nurtured by people during their teenage may continue their grip and impact their relationships during their middle age. Surprisingly, the effects of depression, anger and other negative emotions nurtured or experienced by these people cling to these teens and they affect the way they behave during their important life events.

A crucial factor that determines future happiness

All along, everyone including experts have been assuming and even hoping that the experiences they have during their high school periods may fade away. They have also been assuming that the effects of such experiences may not necessarily ‘resonate’ after a period of 25 years. But these studies reveal that depression symptoms, anger and other negative emotions can be stubborn and can nastily impact a number of life events at a later stage. That mental health problems like teen depression should be tackled on time becomes all the more necessary and important. Since the effects of these problems do not seem to dissipate, how people grow, change and tackle their early problems is a crucial factor that determines their future happiness.

The study may help continuous and further exploration

The findings of the study are quite valuable since they provide sociological data that cover a 25-year life-period. Researchers believe that the findings provide insights into vulnerabilities in relationships so that they can set a concrete foundation for continuous exploration and research of the tools that are needed for having good and fulfilling relationships.

This means that recognizing the fact the “seeds of mental health sown during the shift to adulthood continue to bear fruit in mid-life” is important, says Krahn, a professor in the Sociology Department. He says that the nature of the mental health during the early age of people can influence the relationships between couples and this may lead to social costs that may arise due to divorce, family violence, etc.

This again means that people can improve their couple relationships by recognizing and studying the early chapters like the teenage period of their lives and problems like teen depression, anxiety, anger, etc. The nature of couple relationships is governed not only by the current behavior of the partners but their past lives as well.

It clearly means that any event or relationship leaves a deep negative impact on a person in his or her teens is likely to keep on troubling him or her well in his/her adulthood. So it becomes necessary for parents to ensure that their children are free form issues like teen depression and teen anxiety.

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