Skip to comments.Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says Study
Posted on 07/03/2012 4:56:37 AM PDT by Abathar
Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly discourages spanking, at least half of parents admit to physically punishing their children. Some research suggests that as many as 70-90 percent of mothers have resorted to spanking at one time or another. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics may cause parents to think more carefully before laying a hand on their little ones.
Researchers examined data from more than 34,000 adults and found that being spanked significantly increased the risk of developing mental health issues as adults. According to their results, corporal punishment is associated with mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as personality disorders and alcohol and drug abuse. They estimate that as much as 7 percent of adult mental illness may be attributable to childhood physical punishment, including slapping, shoving, grabbing, and hitting. The study reports that spanking ups the risk of major depression by 41 percent, alcohol and drug abuse by 59 percent, and mania by 93 percent, among other findings.
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Psychology/psychiatry is not necessarily an abomination, as suggested by Olog-hai. The primary issue is the dearth of Liberals controlling the education of the subjects in higher education.
I was forced out of the psychology department in college due to my “radical views” in suggesting such things as Kinsey being an immoral philanderer and Jung being a failure in everything else so he “made up” analytical psych. I still managed to get a minor in psych, but it’s not helped me anywhere in life except to make positive deductions about the personal lives of girls, a great party trick but useless in “the real world.”
Don’t get me started on Neitzche.
Lack of spanking leads to mental illness: sociopathology!
I am astonished that many of the same people that condemn any form of spanking have no qualms when it comes to prescribing drugs that alter brain chemistry in order to modify a child’s behavior.
Rob Reiner is a vocal anti-spanker.
For this reason, I give total strangers’ kids a swat on my way past. Joking of course.
Not enough coffee, or too much, is usually the culprit there...
Cause and effect is a hard thing to prove. Perhaps it is the other way around. That people who will develop mental illness have childhood behaviors that encourage more spanking.
I’m sure they approve of it among consenting, same sex adults.
You know, modern Progressives.
Shine.yahoo.com is geared towards leftist women
Spock is a piece of shit! My 10 year old cousin is a nightmare because my psychotic aunt refuses to do anything when he does wrong. It’s always, “Tell me why you’re doing this, son?” or “How does that make you feel?”
The little demon went through this phase where he would run up to the men in the family, punch them in the balls, and run away laughing like a little bastard sprite. He stopped when I grabbed him by the hair after doing it to me (landing a pretty good shot) and slammed him on the grass while outside tossing the football. Little bastard went running inside crying, and my aunt proceeded to castigate me for “disciplining” him. I said, “You won’t, so I did.”
That didn’t go over well, but hey, the little chit doesn’t play that game anymore.
“Rob Reiner is a vocal anti-spanker.”
I have it on good authority that Rob Reiner is a meathead.
There was a study of elephants and their behavior.
They found young elephants that were not disciplined by older elephants grew up abnormally violent.
Thanks, made me chuckle...ok, I admit I laughed out loud.
The key word, of course, is LINKED. Coincidental vs causal. How about a different interpretation: children who will eventually be diagnosed as having a mental illness are more likely to require discipline and respond better to physical than emotional discipline?
We need to stop wasting money on these studies.
Fortunately, a good many in psychology reject Freud's “animalism”. The Carl Jung school of thought recognizes the need for spirituality for a healthy mind.
“Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly discourages spanking...”
This is why you have to ALWAYS treat your pediatrician, just like school teachers, as a threat to your family. My kids have been asked by him, when alone with him, whether there were any guns in the house...and this is a nice guy. This is also why you have CAREFULLY TRAIN your kids to give the CORRECT ANSWERS to possible questions. So, if junior is asked (by anyone) whether he’s spanked, he simply says NO!. And the way to be sure that he says no is to make it clear to him that if he says yes, he’ll get a new mommy and daddy - always works. And, obviously, never leave junior alone with the doctor, particularly when young.
There are people you can trust and people you cannot trust. Doctors and teachers are at risk of losing their licenses and possible jail time if they don’t tell the authorities about family behavior that meets an ever-changing standard set by the state, especially in blue states.
So, be careful out there.
Benjamin Spock, MD, has a lot to answer for as well.
So much nonsense.
When you teach a child early, that there are “consequences”, they learn boundaries much more quickly, and certainly.
The children who do not learn these life lessons are the ones more likely to thrash around behaviorally, seeking these boundaries.
They want and need guidance, and repeatedly shouting “no”, is NOT “guidance”.
“Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says Study”
I am completely on board with this study. Every time you spank a child (especially in public) a democrat/liberal/socialist/commie/useful idiot goes crazy.
I think they’re confusing spanking with child abuse. I know people who were abused as kids, and they show most of these symptoms. Those who were spanked (properly) are much better adjusted.
These monsters will stand before God too.
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