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Wednesdays Child: Research Into Womens Experience of Neglect and Abuse in Childhood and Adult Depression Antonia Bifulco

Wednesdays Child: Research Into Womens Experience of Neglect and Abuse in Childhood and Adult Depression

Antonia Bifulco

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781134709021
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224 pages
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As many as one in four women have suffered severe neglect or abuse in childhood. This doubles the likelihood of their suffering clinical depression in adult life. Based on twenty years of systematic research, Wednesdays Child examines why neglectMoreAs many as one in four women have suffered severe neglect or abuse in childhood. This doubles the likelihood of their suffering clinical depression in adult life. Based on twenty years of systematic research, Wednesdays Child examines why neglect and abuse occur and demonstrates how such negative experience in childhood often results in abusive adult relationships, low self-esteem and depression.Drawing on interviews with over 200 women, the authors show vividly what can be learned from the experience of adult survivors of abuse. Most importantly, Wednesdays Child assesses the factors which can reduce the later impact of such experience on both the children of today and the parents of tomorrow.