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2012-07-31 10:31:14

Batterers improve communication skills in experiment A new UH experiment takes an unconventional look at the treatment for domestic violence, otherwise known as intimate partner violence (IPV), by focusing on changing the perpetrators' psychological abuse during arguments rather than addressing his sexist beliefs. "There is a lot of research that studies the victim of intimate partner violence, but not the perpetrator," said Julia Babcock, department of psychology and co-director of the...

2012-07-31 06:51:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Child abuse experts say that psychological abuse in young children can be just as damaging to their physical, mental and emotional health as a slap, punch, or kick. As the most challenging and prevalent form of child abuse and neglect, psychological abuse encompasses acts such as belittling, denigrating, terrorizing, exploiting, emotional unresponsiveness, or corrupting a child to the point where their well-being is put at risk. Dr. Harriet MacMillan, a...

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2012-07-30 13:20:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics challenges the age-old schoolyard taunt, suggesting that words can, in fact, hurt children. Though they may not realize it, parents who bully or demean their children could cause long-lasting harm. As their life progresses, these children might not seek the help they need to recover from these damages. "Psychological maltreatment is just as harmful as other types of...

2012-06-23 23:00:54

Victims of sexual, physical or verbal abuse often remain loyal or desperately attached to their abuser. Jerry andusky's trial brings this phenomenon to light. This Stockholm-like Effect deserves compassionate examination. Dr. Carol Francis on her Talk Radio Show discusses the magnetic pull between victim and abuser with Teresa Joyce author of "There's A Fine Line" which is an autobiographical account of how twisted and entangled such relationships become. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 22,...

2012-05-03 15:50:03

People who experience Childhood Emotional Maltreatment (CEM) are more likely to have troubled romantic relationships in adult years, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. In two separate studies, doctoral candidate Dana Lassri and Prof. Golan Shahar of BGU's Department of Psychology examined the stability and satisfaction of intimate relationships among college students with a history of CEM. The studies, published in the Journal of Social & Clinical...

2012-03-29 21:30:40

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have a significantly greater prevalence of early adverse life events , including general trauma as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Various types of early adverse events are associated with the development of irritable bowel syndrome, particularly among women," said Lin Chang, MD, of the David...

2012-03-26 14:29:46

Male high school athletes' ability to recognize and intervene to stop dating violence -- the physical, sexual and emotional aggression prevalent in adolescent romantic relationships -- is improved with the intervention of some of the most important role models in young men's lives: their coaches. A new study conducted in Sacramento, Calif., led by UC Davis researchers has found that a structured program delivered by coaches, called "Coaching Boys into Men," is effective for discouraging...


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