Mental health problems are linked with faster aging in middle age

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Mental health problems are linked with faster aging in middle age
Mental health problems are linked with faster aging in middle age

At age 45, study participants who had previously experienced more mental health problems were aging at a faster pace, had greater declines in sensory, motor and cognitive function, and were rated as looking older than their peers. Results suggest that the prevention of psychopathology and monitoring of individuals with mental health problems for signs of accelerated aging may have the potential to reduce health inequalities and extend healthy lives.  Read more here.