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NZ Herald/NZPA: Long relationships the key to health, study finds

Peter Griffin posted in on January 6th, 2011.

Research carried out by University of Otago researchers has found that relationships of over 5 years – but not necessarily marriages – are good for our health. People in long-terms relationships suffer less from depression, are less likely to contemplate suicide, and are also less likely to have substance abuse/addiction problems. An excerpt: (read in […]

Psychiatric disorders in youth leave lasting mark

Peter Griffin posted in on August 1st, 2010.

People who suffer mental illness between 18 and 25 are more likely to experience a range of negative economic effects later in life, according to research from the University of Otago. Studying 950 people born in Christchurch, researchers found that those who reported suffering from a psychiatric disorder (depression, anxiety disorder, substance dependence, etc) in […]

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