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Haunting Echoes: Memories of childhood abuse and neglect have a greater impact on mental health than the experience itself

New research shows that memory and perceptions of childhood maltreatment have a greater influence on future mental health than actual experiences. Those who remembered the abuse or neglect had more episodes of depression or anxiety than those who did not recall, even with official records of abuse. This highlights the importance of memory perception in …

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