Parental Verbal Aggression Tied To Depression, Anxiety In Young Adults.

Reuters (12/3, Pittman) reports that according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, young adults who experienced verbal aggression from parents during their childhood years had an increased likelihood for becoming depressed or anxious, even if the parents were otherwise affectionate. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after examining survey results from 2,500 young adults who ranged in age from 18 to 25.

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