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Traditional Dating Abuse Ups Risk of Cyberdating Abuse

Traditional Dating Abuse Ups Risk of Cyberdating Abuse

New research reveals that teens who are involved in dating abuse as either perpetrator or victim are more likely to also be involved in cyberdating abuse. Investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston discovered that teens who commit cyberdating violence against their partners are more likely to later be victimized by […]

Different types of child abuse: similar consequences

Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill University complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood physical and sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative study from four researchers… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Domestic Abuse May Go On After Separation When Kids See Dad

Domestic Abuse May Go On After Separation When Kids See Dad

A new study has found that contact between children and their fathers in families with a history of domestic abuse can “facilitate” the continued abuse of women and children. The research, conducted at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, raises the question about whether visits with their fathers should automatically be considered to be in children’s […]

Study finds high risk of death from alcohol, drug abuse among former prisoners

More than 30% of deaths among men and 50% of deaths women who have been released from prison are due to alcohol and drug abuse, according to a new study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Children taught about sexual abuse more likely to report it

A new review finds children who take part in school-based programs designed to help prevent sexual abuse are more likely to report experiencing it currently or in the past. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Does Mandatory Arrest Reduce Calls for Help in Domestic Abuse Cases?

In 22 states, police officers are required to make an arrest when they are called into domestic abuse situations. While the mandatory arrest law was designed as a way to curb domestic violence, new research suggests that the law may be intimidating victims from actually calling the police at all. The study, conducted by sociologists […]

Domestic Abuse Can Harm Unborn

Researchers have found a surprisingly strong connection between the domestic abuse of a pregnant woman and postnatal trauma symptoms in her child, according to a new study at Michigan State University. Their findings are published in the research journal Child Abuse & Neglect. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with […]

Treating the substance abuse problems of those with severe mental illness can reduce their risk of future violence

If a person is dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem, are improvements in their mental health or in their substance abuse most likely to reduce the risk of… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Substance abuse in developing countries needs to be addressed by global public health objectives

Substance addiction is a large and growing problem for developing societies. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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