RE: Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says Study

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. Related: Should Your Child be Spanked at School? Researchers examined data from more than 34000 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. Watch: Prescription drug abuse on Yahoo! News “We’re not talking about just a tap on the bum,” study author Tracie Afifi, PhD, of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, explained in a statement. “We were looking at people who used physical punishment as a regular means to discipline their children.” However, the analysis excluded individuals who reported more severe

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30 Comments so far »

  1. marquiskrystal said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    Spanking wont mess kids up, naglecting them will. Also i hate it that people think that white people dont beat their kids because i seen white people pull their kids to the side and tare their asses up. But your right about people and the fucked up books.

  2. May Ackers said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 1:20 am

    Once again repeating the same statement. Have any new material?

  3. Ollieisanarchy54 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 1:20 am

    You’re brainwashed on craftnation. Fuck you.

  4. Ollieisanarchy54 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    You win bro. You win. I’m sick of this argument so you win. Congratulations on winning an argument on the internet.

  5. May Ackers said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 2:03 am

    Good job just reversing the same thing I said to you.

  6. Ollieisanarchy54 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    How is he brainwashing? By telling the truth? By watching the Archfiend you get his opinions on sports, youtube whores, fanboy comments, and if you actually had the attention span to watch one of his videos you would realize he makes a lot of sense. Craftnation makes 2 minutes of something you could see on CNN. I’m done with you fanboy and I feel sorry for you.

  7. May Ackers said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    You have no idea what you’re talking about. Go back to being brainwashed by the Archfiend.

  8. dogshit750 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    I only got my ass whoped once but it didnt work cause i winded up woping my parents asses

  9. Ollieisanarchy54 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    Mostly dislikes? Not that many of his videos are. He talks about other things like movies and sports but when he talks about someone that died he doesn’t put ads on it. The fact is craftnation doesn’t have the right to make money for what he does and steals.

  10. LoranzHD said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 4:15 am


  11. May Ackers said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    I am also someone who has 10 billion Metallica posters around my room telling you to get an education. Because obviously you don’t have one. Independent DOESN’T mean he should make no money. That is an idiotic statement. You’re the only one being brainwashed, and it’s by Archfiend. Funny how all his videos have mostly dislikes and he only gets traffic for ripping on other Youtubers, isnt it?

  12. Gauntlets said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 5:01 am

    I said it elsewhere.
    Spare da rod, spoil da child.  But abuse da rod, abuse society!

  13. psycho8198 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    what happened to you’re Andy GriffEN video? Thought you LOVED the haters, what a nigger!

  14. KitStudios said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    The internet is full of hate and flame wars. It’s where ugly people who are great with words rule and beautiful people who are stupid as shit have the opposite effect. That’s just how it is. But….no one cares.

  15. Ollieisanarchy54 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    If he is an independent reporter he shouldn’t be making money. He is a piece of shit scam artist and he has got you brainwashed. I love how someone that has Lady Gaga as their profile picture is telling me to get an education. That’s hilarious.

  16. May Ackers said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    You can be an independent reporter. Get an education please.

  17. TheHalodude1232 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    not to menti the days that he comes home and beats me for no reason at all…

  18. TheHalodude1232 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    you dont understand… your father probrably treated you good, like adecent human being…and i havent seen my mom in 4 years… she dosent want anything to do with me

  19. neogen45 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I didn’t always get an ass-whoopin
    But when I did, you can be sure I had it coming

    Now someone meme that on a pic of that guy from the dos equis commercials

  20. spartanofFEAR said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    I did when I was younger. Now you better believe I listen. Playing a game on Legendary.
    Mother “Come help me with dinner”
    Me “Okay,” *gets up and does all the work*
    Mother “Thank you, once you dad gets home we eat, tell you brothers.”
    Me “Okay, I’ll do that.” *rips the headsets off little bro* “Once dad gets back I’m turning off the game and we are eating.”
    But believe me I do stupid shit. That’s just part of being a red teen male.

  21. MrGamefly1 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Spanking is discipline.

  22. MariANXIETY said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    there is a difference between apanking and ass beatings i think parens with bad kids should spank them cause then they wonder why their kids back talk or do bad things

  23. FMABeTubo said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    I got my ass whooped, therefore I’m thankful because I stayed out of trouble then. When I have children, I would do the same. If my children disrespected someone, beat their asses.

  24. cloudparter said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Uncle Homey don’t play that.

  25. syxx573 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    Where is the Andy Griffith video?

  26. shearth1 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Looks like a need movie.

  27. MrHollywoodStupidity said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Good job. If you like more devastating infos about the music buizz letme know!

  28. DAH369metho said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    awesome!!! this must be seen by everyone in the music

  29. underyourskindvd said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    That’s really good

  30. skok58 said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    Another great piece, Rat. Thanks. . .

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