The results of a new study suggest that, for many people, early marriage has serious consequences.  Huffington Post’s Catherine Pearson summarized the results of the study as follows:

Writing in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that girls under 18 who get married are more likely to experience mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.  They are also more likely to become dependent on alcohol, drugs and nicotine.

READ MORE: Child Marriage in the United States and Its Association With Mental Health in Women, Huffington Post (August 30, 2011).