The Dunedin Study - DMHDRU

17 May online: FREE - Improving the mental health of young people to keep them healthy in old age– Professor Terrie Moffitt (

Tuesday 17th May 2022

17 May online: FREE  - Improving the mental health of young people to keep them healthy in old age– Professor Terrie Moffitt (

17 May online: FREE – now part of Psychology Week - Improving the mental health of young people to keep them healthy in old age– Professor Terrie Moffitt (USA) 90 minutes online

Physical diseases peak after age 60 and mental disorders peak in the 20's. What if people who have mental disorders when young are the same people who have physical diseases when they become older adults? If yes, this could suggest that improving mental health could have the knock-on effect of improving physical health. We use data from the Dunedin Longitudinal Study to show that people who have a history of mental health problems when young tend to begin aging faster during midlife and are also poorly prepared to manage their health and finances to have a safe and secure post-retirement life.

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