Slapping and spanking in childhood and its association with lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders in a general population sample

MacMillan, Harriet L.; Boyle, Michael H.; Wong, Maria Y.-Y.; Duku, Eric K.; Fleming, Jan E.; Walsh, Christine A.
October 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/05/99, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p805
Academic Journal
Offers the results of a Canadian study on the possible long-term psychiatric effects of slapping and spanking in childhood. How those who reported being spanked often or sometimes had a significantly higher rate of anxiety disorders and/or alcohol abuse; Background; Methods; Results; Interpretation.


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