Study: Spanking Children Linked To Mental Health Issues
July 3, 2012 · Print This Article
The old adage “spare the rod, spoil the child” might not ring true anymore. A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics found that spanking could lead to mental health issues for children down the line in to adulthood.
According to the study’s researchers, they equate such aggressive acts as hitting, shoving, or grabbing a child to eventually lead to mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia (avoiding situations that you’re afraid might cause you to panic), alcohol and drug abuse and dependence, social phobias, severe personality disorders, and even depression. (News One)