New study found that recent divorcees' mental and physical health was worse than that of the background population and that greater levels of conflict predicted worse mental health, despite other factors. Understanding these effects could help researchers design interventions that help divorcees get back on their feet and avoid long-term repercussions. The findings of the study are published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Researchers have been examining the physical and mental and effects of divorce but may have missed an opportunity to characterize these effects, until now accurately. Divorce is often a protracted process, with several countries requiring a separation period before couples could apply for divorce. However, a long separation may provide psychological wounds to heal, and evaluating divorcees after such a period may underestimate their impact. ‘Going through a divorce is extremely challenging, and it could have a serious impact on physical and mental health.’ This gave Hald and colleagues, including Dr. Søren Sander of the University of Copenhagen, to get 'real-time' data on 1,856 very recent divorcees, who finished questionnaires about their background, health, and their divorce. Unsurprisingly, the study revealed that a recent divorce takes an emotional and physical toll. "The physical and mental health of divorcees was significantly worse compared to the comparative background population quickly the following divorce," stated Sander. In another recent study, the researchers developed an online digital solution called 'Cooperation After Divorce' that significantly reduces such adverse mental and physical health effects. The results of this latest study will help them to refine such approaches in the future.Source: Medindia << Magnetic Seizure Therapy may Treat Bipolar Depression COVID-19 Research Should Focus on Mucosal Immunity >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE The Greater the Number of Siblings, the Lesser the Risk of Divorce A new study presented at the convention of American sociologists claims that the more the siblings, the lesser the risk of divorce READ MORE Britons Believe It is too Easy to Get a Divorce Majority of Britons, many of whom are divorced themselves, believe that it is very easy getting a divorce in this age. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Vent Forte (Theophylline) Indian Medical Journals How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?