Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: and mental health

“Cortisol Levels in Children’s Hair May Reveal Future Mental Health Risk”

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The Guardian covers research out of Australia that found that levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol in the hair of 70 nine-year-old children corresponded to the number of traumatic events experienced by the child. “Childhood is an imperative and sensitive period of development, and when things go wrong it can have lifelong consequences, not just on mental health, but also on general health.”