Caring For Previously Abusive Parents Linked To Depression.

The New York Times (1/20, Span) reports in its “New Old Age” blog on the results of a study by two researchers from Boston College that found “those who report having endured childhood maltreatment are particularly vulnerable to depression if they later care for their parents.” The study divided 1,001 participants into three groups: never abused, abused as children and caring for their non-abusive parent, and abused as children and caring for the abusive parent. The last group had significantly more deleterious effects.

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— “A Risk in Caring for Abusive Parents, “Paula Span, The New York Times, January 20, 2014.

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