Category Archives: Mental Health: Abuse

Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Exposed to Traumatic Social or Family Experiences During Childhood

Newswise — Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development – be it having their parents divorce, a … Continue reading

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Half of US kids exposed to traumatic social or family experiences during childhood

Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development - be it having their parents divorce, a parent die … Continue reading

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How early trauma influences behavior

Traumatic events leave their mark. People exposed to a traumatic experience early in life are more likely to be affected by illnesses such as borderline personality disorder or depression. However such experience can also have positive effects in certain circumstances. … Continue reading

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Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence

For teenagers, learning to establish a healthy degree of autonomy and closeness in relationships (rather than easily giving in to peer pressure) is an important task. A new longitudinal study has found one reason adolescents struggle with balancing autonomy and … Continue reading

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Psychological abuse may leave the deepest scars, is undertreated

(Reuters Health) - Psychological cruelty to children from parents or caregivers can cause as much - or even more - emotional damage than physical and sexual abuse, according to a new U.S. study. The diagnosis is being overlooked and undertreated … Continue reading

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Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse: the APA journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

WASHINGTON - Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused, yet psychological abuse is rarely addressed in prevention programs or in treating victims, according to … Continue reading

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Children not heard in domestic violence cases

Academic research presented at a conference held at Northumbria University, Newcastle last week (11 September) shows that children and young people are not being heard during child protection enquiries. The research has also revealed that there is often an over-focus … Continue reading

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Mindfulness protects adults’ health from the impacts of childhood adversity

Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on and accept their reactions to the present moment—or are mindful—report having better health, regardless of their childhood adversity. These … Continue reading

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Neglected boys may turn into violent adolescents

Parents who physically neglect their boys may increase the risk that they will raise violent adolescents, according to Penn State sociologists. In a study of currently incarcerated male adolescents, physical neglect during childhood arose as the strongest predictor of violent … Continue reading

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Trauma BEFORE enlistment linked to high suicide rates among military personnel

Newswise — WASHINGTON — High rates of suicide among military service members and veterans may be related to traumatic experiences they had before enlisting, making them more vulnerable to suicidal behavior when coping with combat and multiple deployments, according to … Continue reading

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DNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuse

(Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person’s ability to rebound from stress, according to new research. The small study of abused children adds to … Continue reading

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Violence victimization in young men and women is often not a single experience

Strong association between earlier abuse and revictimization in youth Helena Blom, Ulf Högberg, Niclas Olofsson and Ingela Danielsson BMC Public Health 2014, 14:715 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-715 Published: 14 July 2014 Abstract (provisional) Background Violence victimization among youth is recognized as a public … Continue reading

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One third of dyslexic adults report being physically abused during childhood

Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North … Continue reading

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