Childhood abuse, less parental affection may lead to future health risks

10/6/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Exposure to child abuse and having less affectionate parents as children were linked to a greater likelihood of health problems in adulthood, according to a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The psychological impact of abuse or having unloving parents may alter children's neural responses to stress, raising both their emotional and physical arousal to threat, researchers said.

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