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Maltreated neglected children are more likely be troubled adults

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8216 (Published 04 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8216

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A meta-analysis of 124 observational studies has found a strong and consistent association between non-sexual maltreatment of children and mental health problems, drug use, risky sexual behaviour, and sexually transmitted infections later in life.

The authors focused …

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