I've been saying it for ages (and writing about it in my books...) but this week a new study came out that shows that so-called 'silent' forms of child abuse lead to depression in adults.
"The researchers found that some types of abuse had a particularly strong association with the development of depression. For instance, psychological abuse, such as “verbal and nonverbal acts by a close other in a position of power,” was more strongly associated with depression than any of the other forms of maltreatment. Childhood neglect, where a caretaker fails to provide for the child’s basic emotional and material needs, was also strongly related to depression."
I know no-one wants to look at this stuff, really, but instead of pushing more and more people on to anti-depressants and telling them nonsense about 'chemical imbalances', it's time we came clean as a society and admitted that people get depressed because their parents couldn't (for whatever reason...) give them the emotional caring and nurturing they required.
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