Your Health August 12, 2013 What tummy trouble as a child means for adults

A new study links chronic stomach aches in children to anxiety disorders later in life. {} Vanderbilt University researchers tracked more than 400 children and followed up with them as young adults. {}{}{}{} Fifty-one percent of the adults who had abdominal pain in childhood suffered from an anxiety disorder. {}{}{}{} Thirty percent were still struggling with it. {}{}{}{} Forty percent of adults who had tummy troubles as children had depression at some point in their life.