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Remission from depression much slower in adults who were abused in childhood

Remission from depression is delayed in adults who have experienced childhood physical abuse or parental addictions, a new study has found. Investigators examined a range of factors associated with remission in a sample of 1,128 depressed Canadian adults, drawn from the National Population Health Survey. Depressed individuals were followed every other year until remission occurred, for up to 12 years.
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