Psychology & Psychiatry

Child abuse linked to risk of suicide in later life

Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect are at least two to three times more likely to attempt suicide in later life, according to the largest research review carried out of the topic.

Health

Emotional abuse may be linked with menopause misery

Smoking, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle have long been linked to heightened symptoms of menopause. Now, a study headed by UC San Francisco has identified another factor that may add to menopause torment: an emotionally ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis, according to findings from an international study of over 1100 women, published today in Human Reproduction , one of the world's leading reproductive medicine ...

Pediatrics

Child abuse common in Vietnam

Child abuse is a common problem in Vietnam. All forms of child abuse – emotional and physical – have a negative emotional effect on the child. In some cases, the child's physical health and memory are also affected. These ...

Pediatrics

Teens and domestic violence

October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month, and although domestic violence is mostly associated with adults, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says teens too often experience this type of abuse.

Neuroscience

Childhood maltreatment may change brain's response to threat

Neural activity associated with defensive responses in humans shifts between two brain regions depending on the proximity of a threat, suggests neuroimaging data from two independent samples of adults in the Netherlands published ...

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