Studies show people who panic at turning 30 are suffering from development delays.
Remember that episode in the popular American sitcom Friends ‘The One Where They All Turn Thirty”? Well, that was not just fiction, it turns out that many 20-somethings much like Rachel (and subsequently others) fear turning the dreaded 30, desperate not to lose their youth.
However, a new study has emerged, dispelling all rumors and informing why aeging is good for mental health, intelligence and brain connectivity.
Researchers at University of Toronto have found that those who suffer more anxiety and depression on turning thirty are likely suffering delay in brain development.
A team of researchers led by Petrican and Cheryl Grady focused on how people’s inhibition changes over time, and how brain connections affect that transition.
They analyzed MRI scans of 359 adults aged between 22 and 36 years old and created a data which would helpo them identify the brain patterns of someone in their early adulthood to those in their middle or late adulthood.
They also looked at how brain patters changed depending if the person was working or was in some other situation. The study revealed that people who were above 30 and working were more inhibited and showed more focus and had better control on their actions and decisions.
But in some people, that was not the case, and it seemed to negatively influence their mental health.
They found a correlation between 30-somethings who self-reported psychological problems, and brain scans that showed underdevelopment of the brain network.
The study went on to show that inhibition itself is a late developing ability that is important fro healthy psychological functioning during adulthood.