As suggested by the latest Canadian study, it is always safer to marry once you become an adult, because women who get married during teenage or when they are child, they are more prone of suffering from a mental illness sometime in life.
To conduct this study and to better understand the effects of child marriage on mental health of women, researchers from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health analyzed few results of a 2001-02 United States national survey that was in regard to alcohol and drug abuse. They also looked deeply into their mental effects.
As published in this week's issue of the journal Pediatrics, according to this study, among women who tie knot before they turn 18, 41% are more liable of getting hit by some kind of psychiatric disorders. These could include panic disorder, bi-polar disorder or even depression. In fact they can also become addict to nicotine.
Major factors that have been associated with child marriage are due to low levels of education and income. Moreover, a person living in rural areas, who is unable to feed his children, prefers getting his daughter married soon. Most of such people are either black else they belong to American Indian groups.