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Misaligned eyes in children linked to mental illness

Misaligned eyes in children are associated with an increased prevalence of mental illness, suggests the findings of a large study, suggests the findings of a large study by a team of researchers led by Dr Stacy L. Pineles, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of California.The study, published online in JAMA Ophthalmology, found the children with strabismus or “crossed eyes” had up to a twofold increased risk of developing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia compared to their counterparts without the eye condition.

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