Thursday, January 04, 2007

Child Abuse and Depression

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published: mercredi 3 janvier 2007 22:32:50

With all the consciousness-raising about religion and child abuse going on, a brand new study caught my eye:

People who were abused and neglected during childhood have a higher risk of major depression when they become young adults, according to a report in the January issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

"The current results show that childhood physical abuse was associated with increased risk for lifetime MDD," the authors write. "We also provide new evidence that neglected children are at increased risk for depression as well."

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