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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Abused children appear likely to have mental disorders as young adults

Many mental health disorders can be prevented. We can stop the cycle of violence and interrupt the damaging effects of child abuse. Be informed and get the facts.  This study states, "After adjusting for demographic and socioeconomic factors, a history of abuse or neglect was associated with having any mental disorder and with five individual mental disorders -- including anxiety, mood and substance abuse conditions -- both over a lifetime and in the previous year. The strongest associations were with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder."


Abused children appear likely to have mental disorders as young adults

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