Is Your Child Aging Prematurely By Your Depression

Many studies have shown that your moods may affect how fast you age. Short or chronic depression can run the gamut of emotions  to be high or low in many cases. Premature aging as it is called.


So many people know that if you struggle with depression this could cause your child to age prematurely especially if your depression is severe enough. Most people do not know this because of their depression.


People whom suffer from depression seem to allow how it affects everyone, plus everything that surrounds them, without control. This is the reason your child could age prematurely before his or her time. Dealing with the side effects of depression can be crippling.


Dealing with these life altering psychological stress factors may have a big impact even if the child does not live with them.pacts his telomere. This si the DNA found at the end of a chromosome, kind of a electrical cap on a wire or compared to like the plastic ends on the end of shoelaces.


Exposed to stress, these caps will shorten causing premature aging. Most in this environment will often struggle with act acting or behavior issues. Seems they don’t have the mental or emotional maturity to understand what’s going on or how to deal with it. They tend to lash out with actions, words or even silence.

Kids whom deal with the emotional impact with a parent who suffers from depression

always feel good about yourself
I feel so worthless in my eyes

Could cause the premature aging of cells. You will see things like poor grades, social withdrawing plus the child could become aggressive and lash out at his or her peers.


The child’s health as an adult could be affected too. This can open the doors to diseases when the telomeres are shortened. It also tends to lead  to the odds of the child suffering from depression as they become an adult.



Some children develop  weight problems after experiencing life with a parent who suffers from depression. Turning to food is an attempt to deal with the problems because they do not have the maturity level to handle it.


That in turn can lead a child who either becomes obese during childhood or it will lead them to become obese as an adult due to self- medicating what they were not able to deal with emotionally. Families who struggle and do not have a lot of money tend to be at a greater risk.