Scientists from Oxford University have found that adolescents with depression were more often committed crimes, reports “Orthodox”.
So, a criminal record had about 7% of the volunteers from Finland, who suffered from depression in adolescence, and 3.6% of the General population.
Experts have studied the link between depression and violence at a later age. The researchers analyzed data from studies conducted in the Netherlands, the UK and Finland.
The researchers found that 7.1% of persons with depression from Finland was convicted of one or more violent crimes compared to only 3.6% in the General population.
Research conducted in the UK and the Netherlands, also showed that there was a close relationship between symptoms of depression and violence in the future. According to experts, it may be impulsivity, hostility, and problems with self-regulation.