James7, on 02 July 2012 - 22:29, said:
I was spanked twice hard (once with a leather belt) as a boy (for reasons I can't remember) and both times are among the top ten things I strongly remember about my childhood under 10 or 11 years. Those were particularly traumatic events and it's sad they are so prominent in my memory.
Just because you can "remember" these things does not directly impact your adult mental state. I was beaten with a belt, had my mouthed washed out with soap, beaten by my five siblings, yet I am not depressed, have anxiety, nor am I paranoid. I also believe, looking back, I justly deserved everything and it taught me boundaries and respect.
Seems like these data collectors love to twist all kinds of things around to make their hypothesis meet the numbers. "What? You're child just died and you are depressed? And you were spanked as a child? Therefore, being spanked = adult depression." Such b.s.