Wednesday's child: research into women's experience of neglect and abuse in childhood and adult depression

Bifulco, Antonia and Moran, Patricia (1998) Wednesday's child: research into women's experience of neglect and abuse in childhood and adult depression. Routledge, London, U.K.. ISBN 9780415165273

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Abstract

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,Wednesday's 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, Wednesday's Child assesses the factors which can reduce the later impact of such experience on both the children of today and the parents of tomorrow.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology > Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 12538
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Depositing User: Natasa Blagojevic-Stokic
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12538

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