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Acrimonious Divorces May Damage Children’s Immune Systems

acrimonious divorces may harm children's immune systems

A study conducted by Murphy et al (2017) suggests that childhood trauma (and, specifically, in this case, the experience, as a child, of having had parents who divorced acrimoniously) can adversely affect the immune system.

The study involved 201 ‘normal’ adult participants whose parents had separated during their childhoods. The participants were divided into two categories :

CATEGORY ONE : Those whose parents had separated amicably and civilly


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