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Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.

Researchers from Butler Hospital have identified an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. These changes in the form of telomere shortening and alterations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), are important in the aging process, and this new research provides evidence that environmental factors such as childhood adversity as well as psychiatric disorders,

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