Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood
Toronto, Apr 25: Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.
According to the report, nearly one-third of such adults were found to be seriously contemplating suicide. This was five times more than those adults who were not physically abused in childhood.
"This research provides important new knowledge about the enduring effects of abuse in childhood," says Esme Fuller, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Toronto, who led the study, the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour reports.
Investigators examined gender specific differences among a sample of 6,642 adults, of whom 7.7 percent reported that they had been physically abused before the age of 18.
Co-author Tobi Baker, former graduate student of Toronto, notes that "one important avenue for future research is to investigate the bio-psycho-social mechanisms through which childhood physical abuse may translate into suicidal behaviours." IANS
Lastupdate on : Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM WORLD
D A RASHID
Srinagar, Apr 25: A local Court on Tuesday awarded rigorous imprisonment of ten years and imposed fine of rupees one lakh to an accused convicted for selling Charas. The principal Sessions Judge Srinagar More
- Srinagar City
DOG ATTACKS CONTINUE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
Srinagar, Apr 25: With no let up in dog attacks in this summer capital, around a dozen odd people including a three-year-old boy and his mother were mauled Wednesday while the government continued to keep More
Jammu, Apr 25: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohiuddin, on Wednesday said the Government is enacting a law to protect Hindu shrines and temples in Kashmir from being misused by some More
- South Asia
Lahore, Apr 25: Pakistan today said it was not bound to act on the bounties offered by the US for Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and his brother-in-law Abdul Rahman Makkias as the American More
Washington, Apr 25: Emotional upheaval is more likely to impose a heavier burden on women's hearts than men's, says a study. These findings show that coronary (heart related) blood flow actually increases More