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The Truth About Domestic Violence: It's Not A Matter of Losing Control
Domestic violence researchers suggest that partner abuse is often calculated.
Witnessing Family Violence As A Child May Lead to Depression, Alcoholism in Adulthood
Witness violence between parents before the age of 18 has been found to have great effects on adult mental health including increased risk of depression, alcoholism and spousal and child abuse.
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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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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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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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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Family Turmoil, Violence Put Physical Strain On Organs of Adolescents
Chronic exposure to psychological stressors including family problems, abuse, poor housing and exposure to violence may damage the organs of children and adolescents, report Cornell University researchers. Using blood pressure measurements and urine sample...
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