According to neuropsychologist Robert S. Wilson, PhD, from the Rush University Medical Center, it would appear that individuals who are neglected by their parents as children are subjected to a higher risk of suffering from a stroke during adulthood.
At the same time, neglect has also been linked to the development of a host of other psychiatric disorders later on in life. Emotional neglect appears to have the worst effect on the young ones.
“The results add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that early life factors such as traumatic childhood experiences influence the development of physical illness and common chronic conditions of old age,” the study team explains.
Details of the new work appear in the latest online issue of the esteemed journal Neurology, PsychCentral