Childhood infections contribute to mental illness

Infection in children contribute to the development of mental illness – conclusion this was selentersee scientists from the clinic at Aarhus University. According to scientific experts, the heavier occur childhood infections, the greater their Association with mental illness.

The researchers said that “the inflammatory processes during infection affect the brain of the child, thus becoming one of the risk factors for the development of mental illnesses”. In particular, their report shows that infections can contribute to the development of interactive such mental disorders as schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, OCD, tics, and mental retardation.

In favor of the opinions of the Danish researchers say the data analysis of hospital admissions of children with infections.

“Children who came to the hospital with the infection, and later suffered from mental illness by 84%. Psychiatrists they are 42% more prescribed medications than children not involved with infections in the hospital,” – noted experts.
According to scientific experts, the greatest danger in terms of possible mental illness constitute a bacterial infection. But not as severe infections also increased the risk of mental disorders, though only slightly, they added. It is symptomatic that preliminary studies have found a strong Association between the development of mental illness and arthritis, cancer and cardiac pathologies.

Earlier Magicforum wrote that scientists have linked the development of schizophrenia with a lack of vitamin D.