Spanking and Mental Illness, there IS a connection

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics looks at the connection between physical punishment (spanking) and mental health issues later in life.  The results?

“Harsh physical punishment was associated with increased odds of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, and several personality disorders after adjusting for socio-demographic variables and family history of dysfunction.”

Check out the whole report at their website.

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