Show: August 26, 2012:
- What do potential changes in Medicare mean for future senior citizens?
- Can spanking lead to mental health concerns later in life?
- Which common juice can improve cancer drug effectiveness?
- What are pediatricians doing to help families with medically complex children?
- What problems do children with high blood pressure face as adults?
- Why does yoga make you so mellow?
- What do charge nurses experience in emergency rooms?
- A Fond Farewell to Eric Meslin
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Can spanking lead to mental health concerns later in life?
Interview: Tracie Afifi, Ph.D.,assistant professor in the department of community health sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, Canada.
Adults who reported such punishments as spanking, slapping, and hitting during their childhood had a greater likelihood of experiencing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and alcohol and drug abuse dependence, according to a recent study at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Study author Tracie Afifi, Ph.D., visits "Sound Medicine" to discuss the conclusions of her study, which was one of the first to discern that milder forms of punishment are linked to mental illness, and whether her study is definitive enough to influence parenting style.