http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/child-abuse-military-1.3421708 About half of Canada's soldiers have a history of child abuse and/or exposure to it, which is significantly higher than for the general population, indicates a new study led by a Manitoba researcher. "We thought it was really an important finding," says Tracie Afifi, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and lead author of the research released Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry. Any child abuse exposure was higher with members of the regular forces (47.7 per cent) and even higher among reservists (49.4 per cent). Adults who were abused as children make up 33.1 per cent in the general population, according to the study, which also involved the Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters in Ottawa and the University of Ottawa. The researchers note that child abuse exposure can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse "and exposure to intimate partner violence, and deployment-related trauma." The study examined data from two Canadian surveys: The 2013 Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, to which more than 8,000 military members responded. The 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey, which questioned about 25,000 people. The research backs up similar findings in the U.S. that showed a higher prevalence of childhood abuse (of various forms) among military personnel compared with civilians. And so on, this is half of the article and there is also a video clip. it resembles greatly the sensational press releases that's psych lobbies like to spread in the media. Horrible.