[Source: Psych Central]
A new study shows that fevers, sore throats and infections during childhood can increase the risk of also suffering from a mental disorder as a child or adolescent.
According to researchers, the study’s findings expand the understanding of the role of the immune system in the development of mental disorders.
For the study, researchers followed all children born in Denmark between Jan. 1, 1995, and June 20, 2012, totaling more than 1 million children.
The researchers looked at all infections treated from birth and also at the subsequent risk of childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders.