Depression in young adulthood can put intimate relationships at risk in midlife.
As a young adult, did you experience symptoms of depression or expressions of anger? If you are in your 30s, how is your perceivedstress level now? If you are in your 40s, and struggle with intimateromantic relationships, a new study suggests that untreated depression and anger in earlier chapters of your life can impact the quality of your love life decades later.
In 1985, researchers from Canada began a study to identify how emotional and psychological experiences in high school affected people over the next three decades as they evolved through various stages of life. The University of Alberta study found that depression and anger in early life creates a ripple effect that can impact interpersonal relationships into middle age.