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Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

CNN

Jacqueline Howard

December 2018

In a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers in Denmark analyzed health data of more than 1 million people born between 1995 and 2012 to investigate the risk of mental disorders following common childhood infections. They found that serious infections are associated with an increased risk of developing mental illness. While they did not identify a direct causal link, their findings are a promising start to demystifying the connection between inflammation, immune response and mental illness.

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