Definitions

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  • adj. Not having been abused.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ abused

Examples

  • Reviewing the records of 115 consecutive admissions to a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, Teicher found brain wave abnormalities in 54 percent of patients with an abuse history, but in only 27 percent of nonabused patients.

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  • In adults who were abused as children, the memory-making hippocampus is smaller than in nonabused adults.

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  • This overview of the literature shows that individuals who suffer abuse, neglect, or serious family dysfunction as children are more likely to be depressed, to experience other types of psychiatric illness, to have more physical symptoms (both medically explained and unexplained), and to engage in more health-risk behaviors than their nonabused counterparts.

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  • If Dawkins's hypothesis is correct, we would predict, controlling for all other variables, that people who were brought up in a religious household were more likely to "to be depressed, to experience other types of psychiatric illness, to have more physical symptoms (both medically explained and unexplained), and to engage in more health-risk behaviors than their nonabused counterparts" than those raised in a purely secular household So why is it that scientist Richard Dawkins does not provide the evidence and the studies?

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  • -- microscopic bumps and skin tags on genitals -- have turned out to be as common in nonabused kids and abused ones.

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