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New study reveals childhood abuse prolongs depression recovery

allvoices.com Jan. 14, 2014.

Clients of sex abuse lawyers have long seen the problems that result from childhood sexual abuse, and this AllVoices.com report looks closely at a new study linking prolonged depression to the abuse.

“Childhood abuse has been linked to poor brain development and depression.

Earlier this month, University of Toronto researchers released a report in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology that suggests recovery from adult depression is significantly delayed in adults who were abused as children. It did not matter if the abuse was physical, mental or a result of neglect: The study illustrated an average delay of nine months in the recovery process for people who survived abusive situations while growing up.”

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