Childhood Bad Behavior Linked to Adult Chronic Pain

Researchers have found a significant link between childhood behavioral problems and chronic pain in adulthood. Dr. Dong Pang of Aberdeen University, UK, and colleagues explain that chronic widespread pain affects about 12 percent of adults and can cause disability. It has previously been linked to major events in childhood such as hospitalization after a road accident and separation from mothers. The team used a group of 19,478 participants who were born in a single week in 1958, and followed them through childhood and adulthood.

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