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Could abusive parents cause child depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes, absolutely

Child abuse can certainly predispose to depression -- not only in children but also later in life.
If neglect is also involved, chances for depression are even greater. Abuse in childhood can also be associated with chronic pain and other physical syndromes.

In brief: Yes, absolutely

Child abuse can certainly predispose to depression -- not only in children but also later in life.
If neglect is also involved, chances for depression are even greater. Abuse in childhood can also be associated with chronic pain and other physical syndromes.
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