Raising children is not an easy task and now it has been revealed that if children are subjected to too much strictness, their DNA is affected which can lead to depression in childhood and adolescence.
In this way, the strictness and scolding of parents causes epigenetic changes in them and biologically increases the risk of mental stress and depression in them, but its effects begin to appear in puberty, its negative effect ends. It is important to train children with a sense of security and love so that their personality can be balanced.
According to international media reports, this research was done by Professor Evelyn von Esche of the University of Munster in Germany, who was associated with the University of Leuven in Belgium at the time of the research. The details were presented at the conference of the European College of Neuropsychology Pharmacology, she said. There are claims that hitting and yelling at children can affect the natural process of gene expression and thus affect the overall development of the child.
Although the study was small in number, its statistical significance was in place, it took 21 adolescent boys and girls who had been raised by their parents in an ideal environment and had been nurtured gently, then 23 boys and girls. Compared to those who were the same age and had experienced parental beating, harshness and neglect as children, their average age was 12 to 16 years.
The experts analyzed the DNA of all the individuals involved, in which methylation was evaluated at four and a half million places in the DNA. Methylation is a natural process in which small pieces of chemical components attach to DNA and their instructions If this process increases, the person may suffer from depression.
Children who were raised in the harshest environment had a higher rate of mutation in their DNA, and after the analysis, signs of this were also seen in their psychology.