How childhood stress influences gene activity and increases the risk of mental illness

A recent study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry by researchers from the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) sheds new light on the complex relationships between stress, genetics and mental health. The results suggest that stress in childhood can influence the function of genes, which increases the risk of developing mental illness later in life.

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