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Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Are Prime Targets for Bullies
In Peer Victimization in Children With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Relations With Symptoms of Psychopathology, published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, vol. 35, No. 3, researchers find that children with OCD are almost three...
Choice to Share Custody with Abusive Ex-Spouse Influenced by Fear, Finances
A study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships shows that, rather than choosing a context that would be both safe and the most beneficial to the children, the decision to share custody with an abusive ex-husband is most commonly motiv...
Child Maltreatment Rates Soar During Military Deployment
War deployments place stress on both soldier parents and civilian spouses left behind. However, it is the children who may suffer the most as they both miss and worry about the deployed parent and are affected by the additional stress put on the family, oft...
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Childhood Abuse Linked to Adult Migraines
Physical or sexual abuse experienced in childhood may predispose victims to migraine with depression">depression later in life, shows a study of 949 female migraine sufferers. The research, conducted by Dr. Gretchen Tietjen, a neurologist at the University...
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Does Acknowledging Assault Make Victims Less Vulnerable?
Research has shown that someone who has experienced sexual or physical assault in the past is at a greater risk for victimization in the future.
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Low-Quality Day Care Means High Stress Levels For Children
Leaving home for daycare is often an upsetting experience for young children. However, the quality of child care can make a huge difference as to whether children stay upset or gain new social and linguistic skills while away from home.
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1 in 50 Infants Abused, Often in First Week of Life
The first national study on non-fatal child abuse and neglect in infants shows that 91,278 children--about 2.3 percent of infants in the U.S.--were neglected or physically, sexually or emotionally abused before age one in 2006.
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