Skip to comments.New Study: Direct Link Between Abortion and Mental Health Problems
Posted on 11/28/2008 12:25:25 PM PST by SErtelt
Washington, DC -- A new research study featuring numerous controls and a national data set finds a link between abortion and psychiatric disorders. The study directly contradicts the report the American Psychiatric Association released in August claiming abortion causes no mental health issues for women.
The research team found induced abortions result in increased risks for a myriad of mental health problems ranging from anxiety to depression to substance abuse disorders.
Ultimately, the authors write that abortion is directly "responsible for more than 10% of the population incidence of alcohol dependence, alcohol abuse, drug dependence, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and bipolar disorder" among all Americans.
(Excerpt) Read more at LifeNews.com ...
True dat! A person would have to mentally ill to kill their own kid...
It’s tempting to draw connections between pharma lobbying and federal funding for PP
Cause or effect?
Well, ya know there are lies, damned lies and then study goups.
“A person would have to mentally ill to kill their own kid...”
Perhaps not mentally ill, but mentally defective at least.
It's not necessary to invoke any pro-life or freedom of religion arguments in court when you can prove that abortion is bad medical practice.
It was the 5th anniversary of her abortion. She finally broke down and just plain cried. I didn't send her home but reminded her that she has a 3 year old son who needs a strong mom.
I suspect abortion is a silent source of agony for millions of women. I have met only a handful of women who admitted they had aborted a child, but statistics say I must know many who never speak of it.
It brings to bear the old question: What came first, the chicken or the egg? But then again, if it were up to Planned Parenthood, their would be no more chickens.
This is not news to the thousands of caregivers who work with aborted women every day. Only the "official experts" of the APA's are sufficiently blind that they will not see-- for all the usual political reasons.
My BS Meter is way up there on this one. Total BS
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The more odious the violence, the greater the deceit is needed to justify it. Therefore, the defense of partial-birth abortion has required an inexhaustible store of lies.
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I would think that those that suffer from these types of problems would be more likely to receive abortions. I am sure that having an abortion can cause these problems as well. This is the problem that I have with LifeNews. They don’t seem to understand that there is a big difference between causation and correlation.
I’ve got the article if anyone wants to read the methods, conclusions, discussion, etc.
“Induced abortion and anxiety, mood, and substance abuse disorders: Isolating the effects of abortion in the national comorbidity survey”
“Journal of Psychiatric Research,” In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 28 November 2008, Priscilla K. Coleman, Catherine T. Coyle, Martha Shuping, Vincent M. Rue
“The national comorbidity survey (NCS) is widely recognized as the first nationally representative survey of mental health in the United States. The general purpose of the NCS was to study the prevalence and correlates of DSM III-R disorders and service utilization trends for these disorders (Kessler, 2008). The structured psychiatric interviews were administered by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, between September 14, 1990 and February 6, 1992.”
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We need to break down the type of disorders, as causation is different in each one. Just for example, bipolar disorder, a genetically inherited mood disorder, cannot be “caused” by an abortion or by any traumatic experience. However, if one has bipolar disorder, certainly an abortion could trigger a depressive, manic, or even psychotic episode or series of episodes over the years, induce rapid-cycling, or any other number of problems that exacerbate the bipolar condition.
Contrast that with PTSD. You can easily imagine how a perfectly “normal” person with no predispositions to “mental” illness, no previous ailments, would suffer trauma (with effects of depression, anxiety, panic, insomnia, and even suicidality), due to the long-range guilt or shame or regret of destroying her child. This is also how agoraphobia can develop. Without treatment or some means of resolution (perhaps religion), these symptoms would likely intensify over time.
I agree with you. These are really two different areas to study and clarify: What kind of woman has an abortion? (What are the REAL reasons?) What are the effects short and long term?
Your idea does point to abortion being pushed on women who are possibly the least able to cope with the trauma of it, if we were to establish that they probably already have either psychological or mental problems — or another large contributing factor is women who have been sexually molested, they are more likely to be sexually promiscuous. I’m not making any moral judgments why, that is just the statistic. So a woman who is emotionally vulnerable and already possibly in a more desperate state, gets convinced to kill her child, and it’s easy to imagine the results would be life-long and devastating.
I think this particular study is good in showing there are connections, but obviously I concur with you it’s not the definitive word on cause and effect and the why’s where-for’s.
Wow. No surprise to many of us, but good to have such an encompassing study back it up.
The study directly contradicts the report the American Psychiatric Association released in August claiming abortion causes no mental health issues for women.
The APA has really caved to feminazis, even just in the last decade or 2 alone.