The struggle with facial expressions is a common occurrence among depressed adults who were maltreated in childhood

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Kristine Kahr Nilsson, associate psychology professor at Aalborg University, has been studying Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and its links to childhood maltreatment. Ms Nilsson's research found that individuals who suffered childhood abuse and have MDD often have a more severe illness course and struggle to decode emotions, impacting their social and emotional functioning. The study involved 342 participants diagnosed with MDD, who completed questionnaires about their childhood experiences and their ability to understand emotions through subtle eye movements.

(Summary provided by Infomedia) Sources: PsyPost, 28-09-2023 List 23, 28-09-2023

Period28 Sept 2023

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