Home Health Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults

Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults

by Mikael Harris
0 views

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain

People who suffer abuse or neglect as children may have trouble managing stress later in life, a problem that’s linked to a host of negative health conditions, according to new research from Rice University.

The study, “Childhood maltreatment, subjective social status, and health disparities in bereavement,” examined how 130 adults who were abused or neglected as children coped with stress after their spouses died. Michelle Chen, a graduate student in the Biobehavioral Mechanisms Explaining Disparities (BMED) Lab led by Christopher Fagundes at Rice, is the study’s lead author.

Chen and her co-authors found that some adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect handled the loss of their spouse better than others, depending on their view of where they stood on the social ladder.

The researchers based much of their work on the amount of inflammation found in people’s bloodstreams. Increased inflammation is linked to increased risk of viral infection, chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory illness, and depression. The researchers examined how childhood trauma and a person’s view of their own social standing affected their bloodstream’s inflammatory response following the loss of a spouse.

Fagundes, an associate professor of psychological sciences at Rice, said the study adds to the growing scientific evidence that considering multiple risk factors is critical to fully understanding how stressful life events impact people’s immune systems and overall health.

The researchers hope the study will not only help clinicians identify which adults face the highest risk after a stressful life event, but also lead to policies and programs that will help people who were mistreated as children learn to better manage stress.

More information:
Michelle A. Chen et al, Childhood maltreatment, subjective social status, and health disparities in bereavement, Psychoneuroendocrinology (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105595

Citation:
Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults (2022, January 13)
retrieved 13 January 2022
from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-01-childhood-abuse-poor-stress-worse.html

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no
part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Source : Medical Xpress

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

NEWS7.ASIA :Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults
https://sports-chaussures.fr   https://www.lacavernedujouet.org   https://puzzlee.org   https://www.les-maillots-de-bain.fr   https://chaussuresbaskets.com  
--
Hormonal IUD Shows Promise in Early Endometrial Cancer *  TUBE FARD AQUA 35ML BLEU *  A Woman’s ‘Toothache’ Was Dismissed by Doctors, Now She Has Rare Stage Four Sinus Cancer – SurvivorNet *  Montres des Femmes Montre en Maille étanche Dames Rose Dorée Conception Unique Montres Analogiques à Quartz pour Femme… *  Cd Frozen The Songs *  * ‘Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta’ Unveils Main Cast, Staff, Teaser Promo *  12 St. campiro® 78110 Piquets de tente 25 cm ongles Piquets Rocher Tente *  https://www.portalcamping.com/   https://njdesign.fr   https://marionnettes-a-mains.com   https://fringues.biz/   https://www.respectology.info/   https://petanimal.org   https://www.les-plaques-funeraires.com/   https://le-bon-ski.com   https://www.espace-livres.com/   https://climatiseurmobile.org   https://monjardininterieur.com   https://rdnsport.com   https://www.cap-neree-services.com   https://www.leparadissurterre.fr   Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults : news7

news7.asia Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults