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A new study from Canadian researchers say people who were hit or spanked as children have a higher chance of mental ailments such as:  mood swings, anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse.

Research says those who were spanked as children were 2-7% more likey to encounter mental issues as adults.   This was based on a survey of more than 600 U.S. adults.

Researchers stressed that the study could not prove that spanking actually caused these disorders but that there was a link.


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